The village outside Bahla Fort.
Homes nestled among palm groves in Nizwa.
Bahla Fort rooftops.
Panorama from the Ramparts of Nizwa Fort.
These pictures don't do it justice. The trail at Wadi Shab.
My dear friend Khaled captures me snapping some shots of Al Hail.
I can't believe I ate it all. Enjoying mansef with Jordanian expats in Muscat.
Pottery Souq in Nizwa.
Inside Nizwa Fort.
A panorama from the trail at Wadi Shab.
A street vendor selling kebab sandwiches. Nizwa.
These stairs are not safe--they could use a hand rail. Bahla Fort.
Courtyard at Bahla Fort.
Tower at Bahla Fort.
Through a barred window at Bahla Fort.
A closer look at the dome of the Central Mosque from the rooftops of the Nizwa Fort.
Detail of a door in Bahla Fort.
More Bahla Fort.
Eating mandi at the Golden Mandi in Nizwa.
The Grand Nizwa Mosque as seen from the rooftops of Nizwa Fort.
A panorama above the village of Al Hail, along the Muscat-Sur Highway. I love these villages with date groves. It is nestled between the Hajar mountains behind me and the Arabian Sea just in view in the right half of the picture.
That me, outside the garrison at Bahla Fort.
Crossing by boat to the trail head to Wadi Shab.
Either the men's room or for women with knives.
Ornate coffee pots at a shop in Nizwa.
This one is a little better. The trail at Wadi Shab.