The capital of Oman is Muscat, although the city is widely spread out and there are several townships in Greater Muscat. I stayed in one of the residential areas near Qurm, but the commercial district is in Ruwi. There is a fresh fish market and an amazing souq in Mutrah, where I could buy some souvinirs. The palace and the government is situated in a small area called Muscat, whose atmosphere is quite different from the others. As in Dubai, one can find a few palace-like hotels in the southern shore of Muscat.
People in Muscat are generally friendly. I feel especially so because I just came from Dubai where money and time seemed to be more of a priority. Taxi drivers were keen to talk to me with their minimal English, although I believed they had overcharged me a lot. But who is to blame? The only transport around town is by taxi, and being a foreign visitor looked like I would be wealthy (though I am definitely not). Anyway, the place gave me a fairly good first impression of a country I would be going to visit for a short while.
When someone seeks, then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open. --Hermann Hesse
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