We are truly now in Arab country. There are calls to prayer from every corner of the city throughout the day. Men wear daggers in their belt, most women are completely covered accept for their mysterious eyes......Yes, they are very friendly and curious about us aliens in their midst. Sometimes, we are asked to pose for a photo. Yesterday at the water tanks we encountered a group of folks and were invited to a picnic. We all had fun taking each other's picture.
There are signs of antiquity at every turn. Old castles, ancient water systems and forts. You look at a building from the front and it looks modern and new. From behind it looks like it's hundreds of years old. Some are thousands of years old. We found a local taxi driver to be our guide (Mohammed, again)
Today the sailors were invited to a private tour of the local museum with the the local dignitaries. The whole thing was being videoed for TV. We're instant celebrities!