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Jebel al-Harim (also known Jebel As-Sayah or Mountain of Women) is an impressive mountain peak reaching 2056m above the sea level. It is the highest mountain in Musandam.

Australian White Ibis – in the regional areas is sometimes called ‘the farmers’ friend’ due to its habit of flocking into areas afflicted by plagues of locusts and gorging on the ravaging hoards of insects. However, in urban areas where many Ibis scavenge on rubbish tips and in city parks, and their plumage becomes soiled by refuse, it is sometimes referred to as ‘tip turkeys’ or ‘bin chickens’.

Manly Dam 9.5km hike following Circuit Track with a detour to Heath Track. Recorded at Manly Dam Reserve, Sydney, Australia. Powered by Wikiloc

We recently visited one of the biggest sites with Aboriginal engravings – Moon Rock in Garigal National Park in Sydney, Australia. The place offers a beautiful vantage point with views of the ocean. Some sources say Moon Rock has about 50 engravings depicting Aboriginal astronomical knowledge, lunar phases, and Baiame, the creator-spirit. The Moon Rock loop hike is an easy one that will take you less than an hour. And the trailhead… Read More

Pros: close to Sydney (basically it’s a Sydney suburb), great walks, close to water, aboriginal engravings, Austrian Club, you can do it with kids Cons: too close to the city (roads, noise, people) for people seeking more solitude And below are some photos and directions of the loops we took, which started at Seaforth Oval, then following Timber Getters Track to The Bluff Track, Austrian Club to refuel, and back to the… Read More

Three Palm Lagoon – fantastic spot for an overnight stay with the vast landscapes that must be amazing at sunset or sunrise.

Khor Sanq (also known Wadi Al Nakheel) in Niyabat near Hasik is a beautiful natural oasis rich in palm trees.

Bula Vinaka! One of the most remarkable moments in Fiji was swimming with reef sharks.

Rainbow Lorikeet

We met several Humpback dolphins (Sousa Chinensis) on our dhow trip in Musandam, Oman – Khor Ash Sham.