We stayed for a few days on the beach end of the island and had some fabulous snorkeling and chillin'.
This is the home of sultans and the first home of Freddie Mercury of Queen. (They have photos and plaques- and lots of hawkers- outside his unassuming home)
We really enjoyed the exotic-ness of it, the history layered on the winding alley streets. Lots of fortunes were made and lost here, chiefly by outsiders. The sultans of Oman took over from the Portuguese to control this trade route center.
The market was interesting, The doors of the town were beautiful and there were interesting sights almost everywhere you turned.
I think at this point though we were on the edge of being overloaded. It was hard to take in the history, the agricultural spice tour, the people.
I'm glad we went.
It's time to go home.
|Narrow streets kept homes shady and cool|