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Travel Blogs from Nizwa
... archways & many snaking steps....the falaj is a constant companion....boys carrying up loads of freshly cut grass from below.....the call to prayer echoing back off the far side of the gorge....
Dinner on the roof of the main house - cooked by local village women. Ahmed al Abri was a charming host (perfect English, resplendent in pristine white dishdashah & embroidered cap). He was in Melbourne recently, while his wife studied for a Masters of Eco-tourism at Monash ...
... Souk was a fun experience.
The Nizwa fort had amazing views of the city and also gave brief descriptions of the various tactics used by the Nizwa Omanis when warding of invaders. These tactics include, cannons, pouring hot oil on intruders through holes in the tower and sink holes on the stairwell leading to the top of the fort. It was wonderfully restored and a definitely an Omani jewel. The only down side to being in the fort was the fact that it ...
... over my helmet. My new
helmet! We managed to raise the bike and the bike was ok. In that moment I
could easily see three goats hanging over a big grill…instead all three of the
huligans was standing in the shadow – watching the show with amusement.
The’re was a crack in the helmet so it was more or less useless and it didn’t
fit me anymore. I got headache so we switched helmet and it was better.
... off to Niswa. On the way two guys just drove beside us in an
old worn out Toyout pickup. They were really crazy, they wanted us off from the
road, they screamed laughed and we started to race. Both of them almost climbed
out from the cabin up on the roof of the car, the steering wheel was unguarded
!!I After some pictures and lot of laughs we split up. LOL, one of the guy even
wanted to moon from ...
... deep water is not really that big of a deal. Only to me. And, honestly, I was, and am, very proud of myself. After that we had to make our way down to the big group at the lower pools.
I love water. Rivers, lakes, whatever. It makes me happy. All the way back to the cars I was taking little detours to where the water was. Once we got back to the cars, I perched on the edge of the irrigation concrete ditch things and lounged in the water. Lunch was good. Then we were back to ...