Travel Blogs from Bahla'
Well here I am (almost) on top of Jebel Shams, Oman's highest peak at 3005m (250 km from Muscat). It was cool but not freezing in my comfortable Arabian tent. And they have WiFi!
The last 2 days have been spent in the valleys, wadis & mountains of the Western Hajar range.
Have crawled all over mudbrick forts, ...
... br> Modern HQ roads led me swiftly into the interior....stony wadis between dry, dry mountains....even bigger & more severe ridges behind....
Well sign posted for the most part....only took a few wrong turns before reaching Nizwa, the unofficial capital of the Jebel, by around 10:30am. This is the principal city of the interior & has played a key role in Omani history for over a thousand years.. It is where the imams of the interior had their capital quite independent ...
... seemed to like swimming in water! Argh… Towards the end of the canyon, we ended up having to swim through washed up walls and muddy water, so I tried not to look at any creature floating!
1er novembre : Snake Canyon
Le Snake Canyon réel aurait pris 4 ou 5h pour le terminer, des cordes et un autre groupe pour revenir à la case départ en voiture, donc nous sommes allés au petit Snake ...
... trying to hide from the wind. At night, we felt cozy in our big tent…and happy we had brought real sleeping bags. The morning coffee was under a bright sun and looking down the “Grand Canyon”, one can feel dizzy… some small path winds its way down to the narrow valley below… at a village that we went to visit afterwards, once we had driven all the way back down ...
Woke up with the sun rise at the small hill, it was a good piece of
sleep this night. Quickly we drove off up to the mountains for some gravel driving,
yeaaahh!! Anna didn’t know at this point
what was ahead. Up in the mountains of Jebel Shams heading for Jebel Shams
Canyon. On our way we stopped to have breakfast/lunch at a place high up in the
mountains. Anna started to feed the goats with fresh grass while I was lying on
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet