Contrasts in Oman
01.09.2006 - 23.09.2006 39 °C
Yesterday it was time to see some of the contrasts, which exists in this country. We started the day by a two-hour drive to the Wahibi sands, on arriving we were greeted by camels who weren’t planning of moving and so we drove around them, which is no problem in a Four-wheel drive. After this minor setback :-), we hit the sand dunes and I was happy I fastened my seatbelts. If not I would be bruised on places I didn’t even know I had. But after the drivers were trough playing, and got struck in the sand a few times, we reached a Bedouin camp were we had a cup of coffee.
After this stop it was off to wadi Bani Khalid, there couldn’t be a greater contrast than this. Water here was all around and our drivers had a hell of a ball with it, they looked like little boys again. It’s unbelievable to see the amount of water that is flowing trough this wadi, well off course it helped that in resent days rain had been abundant but still. There were children playing and swimming in the water and women doing the dishes and we were spraying everyone by driving fast trough it :-)
Well that’s all folks, well for Muscat that is, tomorrow I fly to the southwest of Oman and will bore you with stories about what else you’re missing by not coming to Oman.