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Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 46, Tuesday - Muscat

Today at the office (well, technically in another building) I listened, in Arabic, to a presentation about blood donation. The speakers talked about the importance of donating blood as well as addressing many questions and concerns about the practice and procedure. I learned some things I didn’t know before, for example, did you know that Oman is the only country to give local anesthesia for blood donation? (It may be topical, I’m not sure.) I did learn actual medical facts too, but I liked that tid-bit.

In the evening, the four girls and I went to a military club for a wonderful buffet dinner. Apparently this buffet is held every week and we could go because Ibtisam’s dad is in the military.

On the way home, we drove through “The Wave” which is a development being opened in stages that strives to offer a modern luxury housing community, complete with its own marina. Oman has been very strong in holding on to its traditional culture, which I appreciate, and as far as I am aware, this is the first complete housing development project to be done in the country. I wanted to see it to see how Oman is combining its heritage with such a big project. What do you think?

And here is a photo henna update (notice how much darker it is):

Also, for your viewing pleasure, Abeer and I made a short video for you on my computer. Really I should have posted this with Friday's entry, but I forgot. Enjoy!


  1. hope none of that comes off in the bread you are going to make for me in well when we are there. ha.. Love and GODS speed.