Wednesday, December 26: After eating a lunch of chicken soup, an omelet and chapati at a typical Arab restaurant in Ibra, we head down the road from Ibra to explore some more ruins in Al Mudaybi.
While heading in that direction, we come upon brown signs for Al Rawdah Fort. We park in the village below, along the falaj, and children simultaneously getting off their school bus happily greet us: “How ARRRD you? How ARRRD you?”
We take some pictures with the exuberant children and then climb up steps to the fort. We’re greeted by a gentle curator who doesn’t speak much English. He takes us around the quiet fort, which we have all to ourselves; at the top, we have fantastic views of the village, random ruins and date palm plantations.
Click on any of the pictures below for a full-sized slide show.
After this we poke…
View original post 150 more words