(a) It's hot and sunny
(b) When I passed through Muscat airport in 2006 en route to Kerala, I thought that the people all seemed jolly nice
(c) Wilfred Thesiger spent much time here and I was hoping to channel some of that travel-writer-guru-explorer-book-writer stuff.
It was something of a bonus to find that the Omanis theme their roundabouts. I can't help feeling that the good people of Milton Keynes have missed a trick here. Driving directions here could reasonably read:
"Left at the book roundabout" (with the big pile of books sculpture)
"Straight on at the fish roundabout" (with the fish statues)
It's the little things that make a destination, IMHO, and touches like this are oh-so-comforting.
This is the Chedi, our home for the week:
Words and Pictures © Louise Heal 2008