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Old November 15th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #1
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My trip to the Green Mountain in Oman

Sorry for the not so good quality of some pictures. My friend had to resize them.


Before leaving Dubai











On our way













Petrol Station











On our way














On our way up the mountain

















Reaching our one day rented Villa











It took us 7 hours from Dubai to the Green Mountain.

Am too lazy to post more now, more to come later :P

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Old November 16th, 2007, 12:20 AM   #2
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Green mountain?where?
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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #3
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Wow, I really really missed Jabal Akhdar ! ( are you sure it took 7 hours from Dubai ? It should be around 5 hours... its just around Nizwa --unless if you made stops)

I went to Jabal Akhdar last year in February, but it was cloudy and on the way back to Nizwa we were hit by hailstorm , and that only road was blocked by wadis !

Jabal Akhdar is very beautiful-- There is a very imposing Purple mosque and we ( me and my Omani friend Khalid ) visited several villages before heading to Wadi Bani Khalid and the old ruin..

Did you visit Jabal Shams too ? Next time I wanna visit Jabal Shams, the highest mountain in Oman ( 3500 metres high ).
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Old November 16th, 2007, 05:39 AM   #4
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No I didn't

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It is called Green but it isnt Green, LOL
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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:03 AM   #5
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In the house









smussuw wearing socks in this cold weather











Going out in the not so green Green mountain











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Going back to the house










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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:33 AM   #6
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Hmm.... delicious Biryani /Qabooli I thing you got it from Bin ateeq



Alhamdulillah. Am really glad to see your salah . Are they your classmates or relatives ?


How much was the rent for villa ? Is that in Nizwa or Bahla ? Accommodation in Oman is so costly and I think staying in such villa requires you to pay around 100 OMR per night.

I think I made mistake: the name of the famous wadi in Jabal Akhdar is Wadi Bani Habib, not W.B. Khalid.

More pics, please/
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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #7
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Believe me the lunch was anything but delicious. The guys are either supervisors or one of those we used to supervise in summer camps in the last 5 years. The villa is located on the Green Mountain, it cost us 400 AED only.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #8
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I like the tradition of eating together in the same plate-- it was something new to me. 400 AED/ 40 OMR that's quite cheap in Oman standard ( and it's a double-storey villa !! ) . The biggest problem for tourists in GCC state is the Super high cost of accommodation and the lack of budget / youth hostels available for backpackers and middle-income travellers. ( Do you know that you can stay in a nice 3-star hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur for just AED 20 per night ).

It's nice to see you went to Wadi bani Habib + the old ruin. But the stairs is quite long . I think you can see many Walnut and apricot trees in Jabal Akhdar cuz it's the season .

I wish I could join that trip too !
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Old November 16th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #9
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Believe me the lunch was anything but delicious. .
What was wrong with it?
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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #10
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Cool pics, smussuw
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Old November 16th, 2007, 02:04 PM   #11
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Preparing Dinner













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Me watching TV and Laying on a friend whole others prepare the dinner












Eating dinner



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Old November 16th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #12
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Smussuw just watching ? Smussuw didn't help out to prepare dinner ?
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Old November 16th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #13
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Very nice chapatti and BBQ !!
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Old November 16th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #14
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nice pics,smussuw!(whats ur name?)
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Old November 16th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #15
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It is Salem (the cigarettes )

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Smussuw just watching ? Smussuw didn't help out to prepare dinner ?
smussuw enjoys watching and annoying others.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #16
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Preparing Breakfast







Waking smussuw











Going out













We gave those kids money as part of the eid celebration




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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #17
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This is the first time I see photos of Jabal al-Akhdar. My Omani friend from Diba was always praising it, saying you drive in the desert and see a green mountain surrounded by mist in the distance, and then you actually approach it and as you go up it gets so cold.

Sounded cool, but I agree with you it looks like a brown/olive green patchy mess there... but I like the photo with donkeys and the old houses. It's like Yemen but safer :p

Did anyone tell stories of black magicians around the campfire? For some reason Oman and Morocco have a reputation for sorcery.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #18
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Thank you for the pics. We enjoyed this trip either.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #19
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Thank you dear. I just posted more and the last set of pictures are coming later.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 08:45 AM   #20
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Awsome trip smussuw ! thanks for sharing it with us, looks like you guys had loads of fun.

What did you do during the day tho?
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