Oman – Final impression

Oman
Oman

And today, the last day of a month so the last picture of from Oman on my blog.

As always, I ask you how did you like this series?

I spent only a few days in Oman, but managed to explore a bit of “everything”, the rest has to wait for the next time. 馃檪 I don’t have Oman currently on my list, but who knows, maybe one day I’ll visit it again; if so, it’s going to be during winter months, e.g., December to avoid the highest temperatures. 馃檪

If you plan to visit Oman, I may suggest to go there sooner than later. Tourism in Oman is growing quite fast, and I personally much more enjoy all places without crowds of tourists. 馃檪

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Na zako艅czenie miesi膮ca o Omanie, jeszcze raz zdj臋cie k贸z, tym razem id膮cych g臋siego, a mo偶e koziego? 馃槈

Jak zawsze zapytam jak Wam si臋 podoba艂 “m贸j” Oman?
Oczywi艣cie jeszcze wiele miejsc w Omanie jest przede mn膮 nieodkrytych, jednak jak na pocz膮tek, troch臋 kultury i troch臋 przyrody uda艂o mi si臋 do艣wiadczy膰. 馃檪

A ju偶 jutro nowy miesi膮c i nowe pa艅stwo na moim blogu – serdecznie zapraszam! 馃檪

Oman – Beaches

Oman
Oman

In Oman you’ll find also hotels with its own beaches, that offer many attractions like kitesurfing, diving, snorkeling, boating, surfing, or simply swimming and sunbathing. So you can decide, do you prefer wild beaches or more organized places for relaxing. 馃檪

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Oman tak偶e oferuje wiele hoteli z dost臋pem do morza, gdzie czekaj膮 rozmaite atrakcje wodne. Wi臋c ka偶dy mo偶e zdecydowa膰 czy woli dzik膮 pla偶臋, czy bardziej zorganizowane wakacje. 馃檪

Oman – Coast

Coast, Oman
Coast, Oman

Do you remember when I told you that Omani coastline is very long? There are also many wild beaches. And if you’re lucky you may even spot turtles or dolphins; or just search for sea shells. 馃檪

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Pami臋tacie jak napisa艂am, 偶e Oman ma bardzo d艂uga lini臋 brzegow膮? Znajdziecie tam te偶 wiele dzikich pla偶. A gdy szcz臋艣cie dopisze mo偶e uda Wam si臋 wypatrze膰 偶贸艂wie albo delfiny? Zawsze te偶 mo偶na wybra膰 si臋 na spacer w poszukiwaniu muszelek. 馃檪

Oman – Roads

Oman
Oman

Some days ago, I showed you nice roads in Muscat and wrote that driving in Oman may be not so difficult. Of course, the situation is a bit different in desert or mountains area! Today you see a crazy road going down from mountains to the coats. It’s not a good idea to drive here too fast. 馃槈

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Kilka dni temu pokaza艂am Wam 艂adne drogi w Maskacie oraz wspomnia艂am, 偶e prowadzenie auta w Omanie nie powinno by膰 zbyt trudne. Oczywi艣cie sytuacja wygl膮da zupe艂nie inaczej w g贸rach czy na pustyni! Dzisiaj widzicie na zdj臋ciu jedn膮 z szalonych dr贸g prowadz膮cych z g贸r nad morze. Zdecydowanie lepiej zachowa膰 tu rozs膮dn膮 pr臋dko艣膰. 馃槈

Oman – Goats

Goats in Oman
Goats in Oman

It was really funny to observe the behavior of goats in the desert. There were only a few trees around, and goats had so much fun with them, jumping on them and trying to eat whatever was possible. They kept my camera very busy. 馃榾

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Kozy by艂y zdecydowanie jedn膮 z atrakcji wycieczki po kamiennej pustyni w Omanie. Najzabawniejsze by艂o obserwowanie jak skacz膮 po tych kilku dost臋pnych drzewkach. Przez te kozy, trudno mi by艂o od艂o偶y膰 aparat fotograficzny. 馃榾

Oman – Rocks and Goats

Goats in Oman
Goats in Oman

Goats were another nice surprise for me in Omani mountains. They were jumping almost everywhere. It’s actually interesting how much grace they have while jumping or climbing the rocks.
Better (or funnier) pictures coming very soon. 馃檪

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Kolejnym, mi艂ym zaskoczeniem dla mnie w oma艅skich g贸rach by艂y kozy. Z niesamowit膮 gracj膮 skaka艂y i wspina艂y si臋 po wszelkich ska艂ach. 馃檪
Zabawniejsze zdj臋cia ju偶 nied艂ugo na blogu. 馃檪

Oman – Desert

Oman
Oman

And today another view of Omani desert, and a picture with almost blue sky. 馃槈
In this area we saw many tiny huts, some of them partly destroyed, others with interesting doors.

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I kolejne zdj臋cie oma艅skiej pustyni, tym razem z prawie niebieskim/niezachmurzonym niebem. 馃槈
W tym rejonie widzieli艣my sporo chatek, niekt贸re ledwo si臋 trzymaj膮ce, a inne mia艂y takie ciekawe drzwi.

Oman – Desert Safari

Oman
Oman

Deserts in different countries have different faces. It’s not only place covered by sand, but some deserts are full of stones, with mountains, etc. In Oman, you’ll find a typical sandy desert, but also the one that looks like that.

You can enjoy deserts e.g., by taking “desert safari” tours. 馃檪

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Pustynie w r贸偶nych krajach maj膮 r贸偶ne oblicza. To nie tylko miejsce pokryte przez piaski, ale czasami na pustyniach s膮 g贸ry, kamienie itp. W Omanie znajdziecie typow膮, piaszczyst膮 pustyni臋, ale i tak膮 jak na moich zdj臋ciach.

Ciekaw膮 opcj膮 na zwiedzanie pusty艅 jest skorzystanie z tzw. “pustynnych safari”, cz臋sto takie wycieczki oferuj膮 du偶o atrakcji. 馃檪

Oman – Storm

Storm in Oman
Storm in Oman

When we went to these great mountains, I was really surprised by the weather. Other parts of Oman were hot and dry and here we experienced a huge storm! What a surprised and relief! 馃榾
So my mountain- or desert-like pictures from Oman don’t show a blue sky, but dark clouds. That was a unique experience. 馃檪 Apparently, all mountain regions have it’s own, special weather and climate…

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Podczas zwiedzania oma艅skich g贸r, bardzo zaskoczy艂a mnie pogoda. Podczas gdy inna cz臋艣膰 Omanu by艂a sucha i gor膮ca, g贸ry/pustynie przywita艂y nas burz膮! C贸偶 za mi艂a, od艣wie偶aj膮ca niespodzianka poczu膰 krople deszczu. 馃榾
Jednak, w zwi膮zku z tym, moje g贸rzysto-pustynne krajobrazy Omanu pozbawione s膮 b艂臋kitnego nieba. Jak wida膰, g贸ry zawsze charakteryzuj膮 si臋 specyficznym klimatem…

Oman – Canyon

Canyon, Oman
Canyon, Oman

I also visited amazing canyon and mountains in Oman.
For the next days, I want to show you some of my favorite pictures from this part of Oman.

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W Omanie mia艂am tak偶e okazj臋 zobaczy膰 kanion i pi臋kne g贸ry.
Przez pozosta艂e dni czerwca poka偶臋 Wam moje ulubione zdj臋cia z tej zupe艂nie innej cz臋艣ci Omanu.

Oman – Camel

Camel, Oman
Camel, Oman

Somehow, I think that there have to be camels in Arabic countries. I guess, it’s not always true, but works in many cases. 馃檪 And Oman wasn’t exceptional. 馃檪

I did a camel riding a few times in my life (but not in Oman). And honestly, I didn’t like it so much. The worst for me, is the moment when the camel wants to stand up or sit down. What’s your impression? Have you tried it?

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Kraje arabskie kojarz膮 mi si臋 z wielb艂膮dami. I pewnie nie w ka偶dym kraju arabskim s膮 wielb艂膮dy, to jednak w wi臋kszo艣ci przypadk贸w moje skojarzenie dzia艂a poprawnie. I Oman nie jest wyj膮tkiem. 馃檪

Co do wielb艂膮d贸w, mieli艣cie okazj臋 przejecha膰 si臋 kiedy艣 na jego grzbiecie? Z takiej mo偶liwo艣ci skorzysta艂am w kilku krajach (ale nie w Omanie) i nie mog臋 powiedzie膰, 偶e to m贸j ulubiony “艣rodek transportu”. Zawsze 藕le wspominam moment gdy wielb艂膮d wstaje lub siada – to taki szalony, nieprzewidywalny ruch. 馃槈

Oman – Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop in Muscat, Oman
Coffee Shop in Muscat, Oman

I was living in the Netherlands, when I visited Oman. Probably many of you know that in the Netherlands are different kinds of coffee shops (when you see a picture of a clown, don’t’ expect to get some coffee inside 馃槈 ). So when I saw this one in Muscat, I had to take a picture. 馃檪

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Odwiedzi艂am Oman, w czasie gdy mieszka艂am w Holandii. Prawdopodobnie wielu z Was wie, 偶e w Holandii s膮 r贸偶ne rodzaje “coffee shop-贸w”/kawiarni (gdy widzicie obraz clowna na drzwiach/oknie nie spodziewajcie si臋 naby膰 kaw臋 w takim “coffee shop-ie” 馃槈 )?
Zrozumiecie chyba, 偶e nie mog艂am sobie odpu艣ci膰 tego zdj臋cia. 馃榾

Oman – bird watching

Oman
Oman

In Muscat, I found a beautiful feather. It’s blue color was so vivid that I couldn’t miss it. Later, I also spot it’s owner or his friend, and I think it’s an indian roller.

I also learnt that Oman is becoming popular with bird watchers. Almost 500 bird species have been recorded in Oman. The majority of them are migrants or seasonal species, but there are about 80 species that have been classified as residents.

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W Maskacie znalaz艂am pi臋kne pi贸rko. Jego niebieski kolor by艂聽tak intensywny, 偶e nie spos贸b by艂o go nie zauwa偶y膰. P贸藕niej widzia艂am tak偶e w艂a艣ciciela tego pi贸rka (kraska), niestety umkn膮艂 mojemu aparatowi.

Dowiedzia艂am si臋 tak偶e, 偶e Oman staje si臋 popularnym kierunkiem w艣r贸d mi艂o艣nik贸w ptak贸w. W Omanie zaobserwowano oko艂o 500 gatunk贸w ptak贸w. Znaczna wi臋kszo艣膰 ptak贸w sp臋dza tam tylko kilka miesi臋cy, ale oko艂o 80 gatunk贸w mieszka w Omanie ca艂y rok. 馃檪

Oman – Parks

Park in Muscat, Oman
Park in Muscat, Oman

In Muscat, I visited a nice, big park where I saw many signs with a messages:
“Move your body,
Lose your fatty”. 馃榾
I’ll leave it without a comment. 馃檪

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W Maskacie odwiedzi艂am ogromny park, w kt贸rym na ka偶dym kroku zach臋cano plakatami aby si臋 rusza膰 偶eby spali膰 sw贸j t艂uszczyk. 馃榾
To jak najbardziej s艂uszna inicjatywa, jednak przy koszmarnym upale nie widzia艂am nikogo stosuj膮ce si臋 do zalece艅. 馃槈

Oman – Sea

Muscat, Oman
Muscat, Oman

That’s also a typical view in Muscat, doesn’t it look pleasant?

Oman had long coastlines on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. So from one side there is lots of water, but from the other side there is very little water because of dry and hot climate.

I believe that some of these hot- (desert-) countries should do more to use salty water; develop new technologies or improve the existing ones, they are reach enough…

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To jeden z typowych widok贸w w Maskacie, czy偶 nie jest zach臋caj膮cy?

Oman posiada d艂ug膮 lini臋 brzegow膮 z dost臋pem do Zatoki Perskiej, Zatoki Oma艅skiej i Morza Arabskiego. Z jednej strony jest mn贸stwo wody dooko艂a Omanu, a jednak woda jest tutaj bardzo cenna ze wzgl臋du na suchy i gor膮cy klimat.

Osobi艣cie uwa偶am, 偶e niekt贸re z tych “gor膮cych” (pustynnych) pa艅stw powinny zainwestowa膰 w przetwarzanie wody morskiej. S膮 one na tyle bogate aby rozwija膰 technologie, kt贸re na pewno przynios艂yby wiele korzy艣ci…

Oman – Decorations

Muscat, Oman
Muscat, Oman

While showing you pictures of mosques, I said that I like to take pictures of details or decorations. Personally, I think they make everything more beautiful.
In general, Omani cities are quite “white”, I mean full of white buildings. That makes perfect sense because of the climate. So even simple decorations give some beauty.

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Gdy pokazywa艂am Wam zdj臋cia meczet贸w, wspomnia艂am, 偶e bardzo lubi臋 fotografowa膰 rozmaite dekoracje budynk贸w, takie drobiazgi/szczeg贸艂y kt贸re nadaj膮 im charakteru.
Miasta w Omanie s膮 do艣膰 bia艂e – mam na my艣li kolor wi臋kszo艣ci budynk贸w. Jest to jak najbardziej zrozumia艂e ze wzgl臋du na klimat. I z tego powodu wszelkie zdobienia bardzo upi臋kszaj膮 miasta.

Oman – Towers & Forts

Portuguese watchtower near Mutrah Souq, Muscat, Oman
Portuguese watchtower near Mutrah Souq, Muscat, Oman

In almost every city in Oman, you’ll find a fort. Many of them were built between 1624 and 1744 and are characteristic Omani sites. I could almost say, that being in Oman and not seeing any fort is like not being in Oman at all. 馃槈

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Widok fortu/fortyfikacji jest bardzo charakterystyczny dla Omanu. Mo偶e zauwa偶yli艣cie, 偶e czasami pisz臋 o niekt贸rych miejscach/atrakcjach, 偶e gdy ich si臋 nie zobaczy, to mo偶na wr臋cz powiedzie膰, 偶e si臋 nie by艂o w danym kraju (np. Madagaskar i baobaby). Odno艣nie Omanu powiedzia艂abym tak o fortach/twierdzach, kt贸re mo偶na znale藕膰 prawie w ka偶dym mie艣cie w Omanie.

Oman – Muscat

Muscat, Oman
Muscat, Oman

Muscat is the capital of Oman. I believe, often it’s a starting point for tourists visiting Oman, because it’s quite easy to get there.
Like it is with many capitals, people may say to avoid Muscat, but others recommend to go there. Obviously, Muscat is not the most interesting city in the world. However I’d said to spent 2 days in Muscat. You can stay quite busy and explore culture, mountains and sea at the same time.

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Maskat to najwi臋ksze miasto Oman, a jednocze艣nie jego stolica. My艣l臋, 偶e wi臋kszo艣膰 turyst贸w rozpoczyna swoj膮 wizyt臋 w Omanie od zwiedzania Maskatu, a przynajmniej od wyl膮dowania na tutejszym lotnisku. 馃槈
Jak to cz臋sto bywa ze stolicami, niekt贸rzy m贸wi膮, 偶eby omija膰 Maskat, a inni polecaj膮 jego zwiedzanie. Wydaje mi si臋, 偶e mo偶na w Maskacie sp臋dzi膰 dwa intensywne dni. Nie jest to raczej najciekawsze miasto na 艣wiecie, ale troch臋 przybli偶a kultur臋 Omanu, a w tym samym czasie mo偶na si臋 cieszy膰 widokiem morza i g贸r.

Oman – Heat and Water

Oman
Oman

I was in Oman in June, a few years ago, and it wasn’t the smartest of me. 馃槈 It was extremely hot that time. I had the impression, I was drinking water all the time, at the same moment all water was evaporating from me, when my body was trying to cool itself down. That was tough… The happiest moments were in my hotel’s room, when I could enjoy air condition.

As you see today, birds also don’t look so happy because of the heat and stay close to water.

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Zwiedza艂am Oman kilka lat temu w czerwcu. I musz臋 przyzna膰, 偶e wyb贸r czerwca na wizyt臋 w Omanie nie by艂聽moj膮 najm膮drzejsz膮 decyzj膮… By艂o niesamowicie gor膮co! Mia艂am wra偶enie, 偶e pi艂am wod臋 non stop, a ona od razu ze mnie odparowywa艂a, wi臋c organizm nie by艂 w stanie jej u偶y膰 do och艂odzenia si臋. Dziwne uczucie i jednocze艣nie bardzo m臋cz膮ce do艣wiadczenie. Najcudowniej by艂o wr贸ci膰 do pokoju hotelowego z klimatyzacj膮.

Jak widzicie na dzisiejszym zdj臋ciu ptaki w Omanie te偶 nie wygl膮daj膮 na szcz臋艣liwe z powodu upa艂贸w i trzymaj膮 si臋 blisko wody.