Thursday, May 31: Today I was trying to kill time while waiting to meet a friend for lunch at Bareeq Al Shatti Mall’s Ubhar Restaurant. I hadn’t had a pedicure in some time, so I popped in to Dr. Fish to let the fish nibble away the dead skin from my heels. I have seen these kinds of things in Cambodia and Vietnam and Korea, where the fish therapy is cheaper than in Oman. I paid 3 rials (nearly $8) for a 15 minute session with the little fish, who nibbled away to their hearts’ content. I found that 15 minutes is not nearly long enough to get rid of all my dead skin. They were just skimming the surface. If I had done the 30 minutes for 5 rials, they would have had the feast of a lifetime!