Subject: RE: Oman -- anyone been there?
We were in Oman for the Christmas holidays in Dec 98. It is a very interesting Country with interesting architecture and beautiful beaches (clean sand, clear water...). What surprised us was how CLEAN the whole country was, and how much greenery there was. Beautiful roundabouts with lush green grass and flowers and original monuments on each roundabout. The people were very nice and helpful too. The majority of the population are foreigners from India, Pakistan and the like, so naturally most people speak English.

Having said that and as much as I enjoyed Oman, I find Yemen, right next door, much more fascinating. In fact, IMHO it's spectacular. Maybe not the safest place to go nowadays though...

Laurie in Mexico City