Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Today, there was a party for the international students, thrown by the university. When we arrived, we sat at long tables and saw some students on the program perform Rudolf the red nose reindeer in Arabic. We had a lovely dinner outside, thought it was still about 100 degrees. The Oman navy band played for us. The women were dressed in navy blue abbayas embellished with silver beads. After hearing many traditional songs, our director brought us to a hall where they threw us a surprise 4th of July party. We had cake, set off fireworks and took many photos! It was an unforgettable experience, celebrating the 4th of July in a different country/culture.