November 28, 2012 – With group of close friends from Muladdah, we all decided to spend the long holiday and go for camping at the highest peak of Oman. But our first stop of the journey is in the bustling little town of Nizwa.
We take breakfast at a Turkish Restaurant and eat egg omelet with paratha (unleavened bread) and some fresh veges.
To end our meal, we order a plate of labnah honey. A dough bake with yoggurt (labnah) and honey toppings. It is a nice blend of saltiness and sweetness in thick crust pie.
After getting full, we head straight to the famous and old Nizwa Souq where we find potteries and all kinds of Oman’s crafts and artifacts. Nizwa was once the center of commerce among merchants and traders from the southern Arab Peninsula to the Northern Gulf Region.
Oman potteries of all kinds
Adjacent to the souq or marketplace is a huge Nizwa Fort that was known to be the massive defense citadel against Persian invaders in the ancient times. Here we find interesting exhibits and wander around into its dungeons and labyrinth alleyways.
After the visit, we had lunch at KFC in Lulu Hypermarket and meet my online friend Cathy who arrived to Nizwa just three weeks ago.
At the grocery, we also encounter another Filipina from Nizwa College of Technology, Ms. Amy. All in all, our short visit to this place is a great start for a wonderful holiday camping trip.
Keep reading my next post on our next trio JABAL SHAMS or known as the Sun Mountain because Jabal mean Mountain and Shams means Sun. It is the highest peak in Oman.
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