Friday 10 April 2009

A day with the ladies

Kapilla drove April and Gail to Nakhal with his two girls to get an idea of how locals relax at the weekend. After visiting the fort, Kapilla drove through the palm plantations to the wadi at Ath Thowarah where much of Oman was congregated.

While the girls played in the water, April and Gail became a great source of entertainment for the local ladies who were able to chat without the distraction of men. One woman obviously thought they were in need of some beauty treatment, inviting them to her parlour in Barka and even offering to drive them back to Muscat afterwards. April and Gail were treated to something that most tourists and probably expats rarely experience – the warmth and friendliness of Omani women in their own setting.

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