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Revolution all around us

Amazing occurrences in Tunisia and Egypt, managing to oust their dictators for their own freedom to choose for the people. Now Bahrain are still in protest but for what exactly I'm not sure. I think the people want more representation in the government. It's been interesting watching all this happening around us. Iranians are also protesting to their leader's dismay and the Libyans are well on their way to getting rid of Gaddafi and his corrupt regime though Gaddafi is killing the protesters to stop the inevitable from happening. The question remains though like that in Egypt and Tunisia, now that the past dictators have been ousted: what next? I just saw footage on BBC today of Egypt being awfully quiet with no tourists! We were there in 2006 and the place was crawling with tourists. Will the people settle and elect a government that could lead Egypt into a better future?

Camping

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Last week-end, our friends asked if we were keen to go camping and we weren't sure at first then decided it would be a good idea. Hubby bought an 8 man tent almost 2  years ago and we hadn't gotten around to using it yet. Later that day we went and bought sleeping bags from Sultan Centre which is usually THE camping store in Oman. I also went to Carrefour which had kids sleeping bags to get one for Tau along with the Chinese mats that come in handy. So early Wednesday morning we were up and started packing. My 1pm we were on our way to meet our fellow campers and by 1330 we were on our way to Fins beach just past the Sink Hole after Quriat. The new highway got us there in just under two hours it was awesome. However I missed the lovely ocean drive along with going through the Omani villages. I guess it's good for the villages now that the nosy tourists and campers don't disturb their peace in our 4wds and prying eyes and cameras! Nevertheless we got there safely and fo…