Forts abound in Oman! During my trip I visited two, Nizwa and Jabrin. What I liked was to see how grand and simple they are: strong, protective, surrounding walls to prevent the enemy from entering and a clean and spacious area inside for the armies to move around freely.
Do you see the patterns of this architecture? How beautiful it looks. I am imagining having a kitchen apron with this cutting..
This architectural design could look good on your living room entrance or on the exit door to your terrace.
The view from the top of Nizwa Fort
It was a clear day, rocky mountains were all around.
One of the activities you should do in Oman is to visit a Wadi, a dry riverbed that fills with water during heavy rains. There are several beautiful natural Wadis in Oman. This is just one of them, called Wadi Shab.
Park the car, and start walking. That’s how you will get to experience a wadi.
It was so hot! I really tried my best to smile and enjoy the walk… : )
This is a wadi. Isn’t it beautiful? The massive rocks, the green water…the boys down there were really having fun.
So what other things did I do in Oman?
Visited museums, went to see the Sultan’s palace, chilled on the beach, drove down to Sur, etc. They have a really nice Opera House in Muscat, but unfortunately there were no shows on when we visited. I’d recommend you to check whether there are any performances showing before you visit Oman and, if yes, book tickets.
The other small things I enjoyed very much were walking around the harbor/ around the Souq, having coffee, dinner outside by the street (try some of their chicken Sharma), people watching.
The sun about to set and you hear the soft calling for the Prayer from the mosque, people move around, they have their own things to do as the day is about to turn to night… peaceful.