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Travel Blogs from Abha
On our last day in the Assir Region we visited en ottoman Fort and the Shada Palace of Abha and some watchtowers and traditional houses in the surrounding of Abha.
On the third day in Assir we went to Al Habalah where houses are built on the foot of a high cliff and only accessible by a cable car. On the way we also visited some traditional houses an watchtowers.
This day we went to Rijal Alma. On the way we stopped at interesting buildings like watchtowers, traditional buildings and an ottoman fort.
... 10 PM flight. And a few hours of waiting later, Saudia delayed the flight, first until 12:05 AM, then to 12:30 or so. If you've ever spent time waiting in an airport, you can imagine 7 1/2 hours of it. Particularly in an airport as dire as Abha Regional. No facilities, no stores, a single cafeteria-type setup selling a couple of dried-up sandwiches, some sketchy baked goods, chocolate bars and cigarettes. Oh, yes. ...
... and started taking pieces that are today in British Museums. In 1903 the Austrian came and did the same thing and of course, the pieces are in Austria. The Turks then started doing the digging and a man who Iris met found Aphrodite and it was his life passion to do this city. Unfortunately he passed on at an early age. Pictures of the ruins would be difficult to explain because one has to see the big picture. I will upload a couple of shots for you to see the ...