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Feb 6, 2005 - Sohar to Al Sawadi

Before dinner on Saturday night we'd gone down to the beach in the centre of town where an energetic football game was being fought out on the narrow strip of sand between sea and road. Dinner had been notable for the almost 100% female occupancy of the hotel restaurant, most of them flirting with the Indian guitarist playing western easy listening in the background. The next morning was a day of forts, Oman is noted for them and four of the five forts we visited were big, beautifully restored and very impressive. Sohar, with its...

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