Desert Nights Camp
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Omani cocks start
crowing early. By 6 a.m. activity is afoot in the village. Two small
herds of goats are driven by two women into the surrounding hills. I
envy the progress they make snaking their way up the sides of the
steep hills. Cars head off to work and school. A lone young
fisherman, with net, heads for a nearby pool, mobile phone clamped to
his ear. He returns and hour later talking loudly on the mobile
without any fish.
... did the Balcony Walk. This skirts Wadi Gul, Grand Canyon of Arabia. Spectacularly deep with precipitous drops right the way round it made for a worthwhile trek along with the abandoned village of stone huts and a lake at the end. The second day in the Nizwa area we went up Green Mountain and saw Stage 5 of the Tour of Oman. We saw Froome, reigning TDF champ, win the climb finish by 20 sec. It was exciting being ...
... had to be seeing a monkey use a dog as a mode of transport, even when the pup was drinking his little monkey friend didn't loosen his grip, he clung on like a cold. He would jump on the back of the dog and signal him to move and he would oblige, ferrying him to his next location, they were best friends, a pedigree dog and a monkey, who'd have thought. We headed off to a floating market afterwards and I purchased some more 'Thai' dye, ...
... scenery, people and culture could easily push it to the number one position, but little things like the oppressive heat (in the summer) and the lack of any reasonable public transport keep this gem of the Arabic world off the peak for now.
... until this trip is done, unless my travels get really boring). I took my time eating trying to slow down from my fast pace over the past few days. When I finished I walked back to Muttrah. Along the way I stopped and sat a bench by the water for a bit, walked through a old-time amusement park that was just getting set up for the evening, and saw a bike kiosk that was allowing people to use bikes for free to encourage biking. When I did make it back to the corniche, ...