Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Puke already?

OK back to Oman, if you have not puke already.

Still in Nizwa. Very near to Nizwa is the beautiful and traditional Al Hamra. If I were to have the luxury of time and money (more of money actually), I would stay for a week. The surrounding area of Nizwa, which is called the Dakhiliya region is simply amazing. Did I say beautiful? Did I mention beautiful? Beautiful?

You see I am running out of good words to describe them. They are just beyond.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingIn AlHamra is the traditional village Misfah AlAbreyeen. The village seems like it is hewn out of the rock. Clinging to the cliffs. At the steep mountain are houses, plantations, pools and water channel. Entering the village is like a maze of pathways where I suddenly find myself in front of someone's house.

I certainly am amaze at the ingenuity of their engineering excellence. There at the steep of the dry mountain, in the old days they created falaj (water channel) and terraced plantation for them to sustain themselves. I was at the edge of the mountain, and was simply at awe. Mouth open all the time. Sweet water channels flow through the steep slopes before reaching the village.

People still live there even though I suspect less than before. I wonder if they felt us being intrusive. Perhaps.

Hmm I would.

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A woman carrying dried long grass or something,
You cannot really see the steepness of the hillside in the photo.


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Some more pictures HERE.

8 comments:

~ GAB ~ said...

Wonder how they run their lives for centuries with time seems to stand still for them...

Jill Yusoff said...

you, my darling, should become a travel writer!

Lollies said...

gab - i tell you, when you are here, the biblical land.it always make you wonder what it must have been like. humbling experience to me.

jill - ko punya lagi best.

MULAN said...

wowweeee.... glad i'd be able to read yr stories again...

yeah... u shld become a travel writer..

simah said...

i cant imagine myself living there but the view is magnificent

Sunflora said...

Such gorgeous pictures! Funnily enuff we're planning a trip to Oman next year. Nak pegii!!!

anne said...

lolls...asyik travel je sekarang....;-) the travelling goddess...

Lollies said...

mulan - awak pun apa kurangnya. sibuk disana ya

simah - oh i have been to kapadokkya. andthat is a wow place to be. can you imagine living in there? i wonder wonder

sunflora - ha ha ha. go go best gilaaaaa

anne - hey! that does sound good. :D