Sunday, August 10, 2014
OPNO's thoughts on Salalah's Khareef Festival thus far
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.