Entry # 9
There are some different
things here that people might be interested in. We are in a
different time zone. When it is noon time here, back in the United
States on the east coast, it is only 5 o'clock in the morning.
Also, the electrical power is different. When I plugged in my alarm
clock here, it slowed down. By the end of the day, it was an hour
slow. The people here said it has something to do with electrical
cycles. All liquids are measured in the metric system. You can buy
a liter of gasoline but not a gallon. They don't use dollars, they
use Riyals. One Riyal is worth about 27 cents. The bills are very
pretty and colorful.
I was able to travel into a nearby
city. It was very beautiful. There were lots of statues and
fountains. The harbor has a long, wide walkway called the Cornish
(pronounced Corneesh) that overlooked the bay. There were lots of
flower gardens too. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera.
Check it out: