Desert Nights Camp
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Swimming in the Arabian Sea, and plunging into Wadi's (dry and/or wet river beds), riding camels on the Arabian desert, OMG dune bashing, walking and playing in sand dunes, riding proud camels, Arabian nights, luxury Arabian tents and green lush date palm Oases. Stark brown coloured rocky mountains, canyons, ancient mud and stone villages. Buying …
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.
... plain, Jabrin Castle is an impressive sight. We had an Audio guide which made the experience much more satisfying, we spoke to the guys in charge and this is a first for Oman and somewhat of a trial for other tourist attractions which are being developed. Tourism is really in its infancy but there is a concerted effort to develop it to offset the one dimensional oil economy. Loved the horse room upstairs on the second floor this is where where the sultan kept his favourite horse ...
... addiction, it is heaven, but for us it was more of a great stop to see the world's tallest building, and wash our underwear in the sink of our hotel.
From Dubai, we took the bus to Oman, where it was like stepping into another dimension. A dimension where every man wears the exact same Islamic robe/sheet outfit known as a dishdasha, and every woman wears an abaya cloak and her head/face is covered by a burka. I have no clue what an ...
... 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 ...