Golden Tulip Nizwa
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I pass the
checkpoint on to the plateau. Insurance, rental and driving licence
at the ready and I'm admitted. The area belonged to the military once
and although you don't need a permit now you must have a 4x4 vehicle.
It does seem a bit of overkill as the roads are tarmacked and as
smooth as silk. Still, not my rules and I happily comply.
After all the
places I've been to ...
... 0800 and driving wherever Miss Direction fancies. I love the routes
in my guide book but I also love wandering off the beaten track to
see where the road will go. I finally end up at Jabal Shams again and
park the xTerra and take a 3 hour walk along the canyon. Matteo's
recommendation. It's worth every step of the way with the Omani Grand
Canyon dropping away vertically at the edge of the path. The path
itself is a few hundred metres under ...
... br> stopping occasionally to allow others to pass, switching back on
ourselves again and again until, with a final rush we are deposited
in the tiny carpark where it is every man for himself. We park and
wander around the village along paved paths that lead us through
cultivated plots of land. Water rushes down irrigation channels.
There are pomegranite and lemon trees and a few industrious souls
hoeing and weeding. ...
We saw the mountains they were brown, orange and red. That was Daisie's shot at the blog. She was writing in the car and quickly got bored! "Are we there yet?" and "I'm tired." were the theme of our back seat drive! We did in fact see the mountains and they were amazing! So jagged and huge. They seemed to go on forever. One mountain would stop and another would appear. I ...
... Snacked in a café run by two Nepalese! (the Omani coffee with local dates was a definite highlight).
An afternoon exploring the non-touristy Al Aqr quarter of Nizwa (mud brick ruins & half ruins, some inhabited by Pakistanis) & then al Hamra old town before climbing up the mountainside to Misfat Al Abryeen, where my lodgings were to be found. I rang from the carpark at the end of the road and someone came to guide me thru the pedestrian village to the cluster ...