On the 11th of March, we set out on an excursion to see mountains! Starting our journey from Muscat we set off for a trek on the highlands. Our group enjoyed viewing some incredibly stunning flowers, organic gardens and farm animals. While enjoying the views on the way to the mountain top, we wondered why people chose to live in such a remote location – “perhaps it’s the ideal temperature” one trekker speculated! From where we were, we could see that there were more valleys to explore, where fruit and crops grew in abundance. Some of us, those who are familiar with the area’s history, tried to keep an eye out for stone-age artifacts! Others decided to go for fruit hunting! Unfortunately, we come up empty-handed, with the exception of the dean, who was able to pet and cuddle the cutest goat in the village. The donkey, ‘Jack,’ was a little envious of our goat cuddles; it’s not our fault, Jack; you should think about showering more often! Overall, we were fascinated by how isolated the region felt, despite the fact that we did not travel much further than Muscat! See more pictures from that wonderful location in the photo album.