Scenery From My Temporary Backyard
In the course of about an hour, I was shown three similarly furnished, decent sized apartments. I was informed that I needed to choose one and move in the following day. If I refused all three,
then I’d have to foot the bill for any future nights at the comfy, moderately priced hotel.
I chose the apartment on the busy street solely because it was near the souq and the small downtown area. As it was early evening and dark outside, I didn’t realize that there was an idyllic and picturesque neighborhood to be seen from my kitchen window, with mountains just a mere 15 minutes by foot.
When I finally got around to venturing back there, I was happy to have chosen the dwelling that I did.
You really feel like you’re one with nature up here. The rocky terrain never seemed to end though. All I was able to see is mountains and more mountains in the distance. Eventually my water supply starts to get low so I have to make my way back.
The descent would be much tougher than going up. But, you just take your time and everything works out. There’s nothing like spending a few hours in a unique natural setting. So far I’ve been up in these mountains twice. With the Omani winter coming, which they say is like a British summer, there ought to be some amazing hiking opportunities in store.
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Have you checked out the natural splendor of Oman? If not, would you like to?