Thursday, March 30, 2006

Salalah, Oman

Salalah, Oman. Oh man, we’re still in Oman.

The thing to do here was to see Job’s tomb. To do this you must be ready to leave at 7:00 AM, as the ship leaves at noon. Bobbi does no do, ready to leave at 7:00 AM. There is another problem here. The cab drivers only work once every four or five days and must totally rip off the tourists on that day they do work. The town is about twelve miles away from the dock. The cab union does not allow any walking on the dock and will not allow a shuttle into town. The city does provide two small mini buses to take you from the ship to the port gate. From there it costs $30 US each way to town and back by taxi. That’s $60 to go to town and back, and town ain’t much. Job’s tomb is thirty miles away. To go there by taxi you must buy them a new automobile, each way, I think. So we watched cargo ships go in and out of the port all morning. Those idiot cabbies can keep their fares, but won’t get me to ride.

We heard one lady telling of her marvelous experience with those sweet folk. She had gone into town with another lady. When they came back the cab driver demanded more money. Nice people. Thought they could bully a couple of elderly women. Sounds like another good place to test bombs.

We left at 1:00 PM, probably because the buses were late coming back from the tours.

Salalah Taxi Bomber Sherm Out


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