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... was bit worried at first but think was just juice) Anna got very excited about the free bananas and also breakfast so we knew we had the right place. Had a nice shower and eased off in head of khao San road - definitely not as crazy as we thought it would be other than everyone wanting us to see a ping pong show! Had our first pad Thai and a mojito, a stroll then headed to bed to relax for our next day.
P.s. bumped into Sergei on the street - he was fine, no longer felt bad! ...
In some ways it is like Hawaii with its dense, green mountainous landscape, tropical climate and volcanic activity. It has both black and white beaches. Yet, it is quite different because there doesn't seem to be much going on here. The tourist board claims, Reunion mainly attracts visitors from France and Mauritius. There might be some interest in mountain trekking and ...
... of small towns with forts, and ending up in Ibri about 100km away. However, not
long after Nizwa, I saw a sign for Jebel Shams (37km), which, at 3075 meters, is the
highest mountain in Oman. Stopping to look at my trusty LP, I see that this road apparently
goes a long way up the mountain, though the book says “it is possible, but foolhardy, to
attempt this road without 4WD.” Well, I have a penchant for mountains and their attendant
views, so giving it a try, ...
... old fort and grab a snack for lunch. In Nizwa I stayed at the Al
Diyar Hotel, about 4km south of the town centre, in a large room with small balcony, but a
bit too much traffic noise, for 30 OMR. It was only about 50 or 60 years ago that Wilfred
Thesiger, being a foreigner, was not permitted to enter Nizwa by the Bedoun rulers, near
the end of his epic voyage through the “empty quarter”. However, I had no such problem
and wandered ...
... table friends and saw some good shows,found out our Capt is getting off in Dubai to meet his "friend"
On the morning of the 20th we arrived in Mina Qaboos by 6-30am first impressions was that it is a lot cleaner than Egypt, we were on coach no 7 by 8am 12 coaches on this trip, we got the front seat again we know now just to go down asap and never mind waiting to be ...