Sunday, August 10, 2014

OPNO's thoughts on Salalah's Khareef Festival thus far

Khareef (falll/the monsoon) festival is on now in Salalah and the Dhofar region of Oman. Practically everybody I know is there (or is just coming back from there). Salalah is beautiful this time of year and thus recieves more visitors at this time of year, than Muscat Festival ever does...

So why is government provision for this event so poorly... designed?: bathrooms are few (and disgustingly kept) or non-existant beyond hotel facilities... the festival events could be more... The music was FAAAAAAAAAAR too loud to actually be safe for the eardrums from a safety perspective at many venues... and made shopping and seeing the events of the festival a bit unpleasant.

Other than that, everyone reports having wonderful a week, and getting their 'green' eye-candy fix for the season. People have brought back the oddest assortment of souvenirs, from cotton abu thail and bukhoor [the usual] to bullets and coconut trees (the whole tree)... I think for me, photos are enough.

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