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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

30 days hath September!

VIRGO days! All good here in Oman. The weather is getting cooler, looking forward to so many more adventure-filled, camping and beach days.
Yesterday there was an article on Samoa in the local paper which I think is great. And just two weeks ago there was another article on our rugby team getting ready for the world cup in The Week a popular weekly paper here. Hmmm things are looking up for Samoa. They just need a map next to the article each time to point to where it is though. Because I think people still don't know by looking at the title what or where Samoa is. Anyway exciting stuff indeed. There were also a few articles back in May when our Head of State passed away.

This week-end for my birthday we're planning to escape to Musandam for the night. Musandum is the northern most region of Oman. It's actually separated from the rest of the country by the UAE. So if you drive you have to go through the UAE to get there. Musandam is a peninsula that juts out into the Straits of Hormuz! It gives way to the busiest shipping lanes in the world. It's mostly rocky and it falls straight in to the ocean. A Dhow(Omani wooden boat) cruise is the best way to view the rock face from the ocean. Dolphin watching is also done on these cruises. I'm really looking forward to it. The main city in Musandam is Khasab. For more information go to http://www.omantourism.gov.om

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