Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The harbour of Muscat and our first impressions of Oman

Muscat is the capital of Oman. In this harbour city, Sultan Qaboos bin Said has his palace and in the docks you she the royal yacht. Oman is a country covered by mountain ranges; the translated name for Muscat is the cliffs. The streets are super clean, you find statues and pieces of art along the harbour promenade. On many of the hills, you see forts. The roads are very modern and areas with grass and flowers are well maintained. You find these everywhere in the city and suburbs. Taxis are cheap and people are friendly. We can’t wait to discover this country with its forts, nature and culture. The country opened for tourism in 2004, so this is only 7 years. We never expected we would be here so soon after opening the borders.

Muscat is de hoofdstad van Oman. In de havenstad heeft Sultan Qaboos bin Said zijn paleis en in het dok ligt de koninklijke jacht. Oman is een land bedekt met bergketens, de vertaling van Muscat betekent; de kliffen. De straten zijn ongelooflijk proper, nergens is afval te bespeuren, wel vind je er monumenten, beeldhouwwerken en kunst langs de havenpromenade. Op de heuvels zie je vele forten. De wegen zijn modern en overal aangelegd met grasperkjes en bloemen. Taxi's zijn goedkoop en de mensen zeer vriendelijk. Met ongeduld kijken we uit naar het ontdekken van dit land met zijn natuur, forten en cultuur. Oman heeft zijn grenzen voor toerisme pas geopend in 2004, 7 jaar geleden. We hadden nooit verwacht hier zo vroeg na de start van het toerisme een bezoek te brengen..

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11 comments:

  1. I like to see the color of the building in the first picture.

    The buildings are all in white. So clean.

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  2. That harbor view is definitely a good impression of Oman !!! and what beautiful architecture on the little hill ... like a huge vase !!!

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  3. magical sights!


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  4. Beautiful places!!!
    Great captures!!

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  5. Wonderful impressions with beautiful photos from the buildings, the harbor and the sculptures. Gorgeous !

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  6. It is an amazing place. I wonder what their human rights are like.

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  7. the statues with dolphins and fishes are so cool! enjoy:-)we are travelling with u!

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  8. Filip, such an awesome visit to a place that I have never seen before. Thanks so much for posting these amazing shots. Oman looks like a lovely spot.

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  9. Filip: What a great place to visit. I love the castle on the hill photo.

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  10. Looks like an interesting place to visit. I like all the sculptures.

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  11. Can't imagine that castle in Oman !!! beautiful ..

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