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Nizwa & The Surrounding Forts

Nizwa Fort, Oman

Nizwa is the second largest city in Oman and a major tourist hub. It is basically on everyone’s route when visiting Oman, and it will most likely be your base for various ventures:

  • Discovering the mountain ranges of Jebel Shams & Jebel Al Akhdar
  • Marveling at the various Forts around Nizwa
  • Wandering through some of the numerous “Abandoned Cities”
  • Before moving further south to the desert and beyond

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Following The Cattle Via The Mill

Cattle Market, Aksum, Ethiopia

Cattle Market, Aksum, Ethiopia

Endless caravans of farmers with their goats, cows, sheep and what not were passing by the Queen of Sheba Pool. Some walking with only one animal, others had small herds. To control the goats more easily, many were tied together around one leg, making them to move rather awkwardly. We quickly figured that it must cattle market day and joined the procession. Continue Reading →