A camping trip gone bad
My friends and I decided to go camping in Khasab, Oman …we spent over a week planning this trip … first the seven of us could not agree on a date then came the trip planning disagreements and it just got worse from there … so since I suggested the idea I said “Next weekend I am going camping, anyone interested let me know but I am going anyway and I am not postponing it!” … I almost regretted saying those words since I really did not want to go alone 🙂 …. gladly five or six of my friends wanted to come … so we prepared a list of what we needed and by the following weekend we were ready to go … almost.. ” Hey MO, sorry I can’t make it” … “Hey, sorry but something came up and I can’t ..” ….
Well the now three musketeers set off on their road trip from Dubai to Oman … Arriving few hours later to Khasab it felt like stepping onto a different planet (like a scene from planet Mars as my aunt puts it when she visited the place few years back) … it was very rocky and abandoned and lacked many colours … but against all those odds it was really a nice and relaxed place …
After touring around in our 4×4 .. we drove to the highest camping point to fix our tent before the sun sets … on the way up the mountain the road was very narrow and to be honest a bit scary … there were some abandoned houses along the way … when we reached to the top and pitched our tent .. it got really cold … we looked for the cooker to make some tea and coffee but to our surprise the gas we bought did not fit the head we got! … can’t have any food or drink and its friggin cold … we tried making a fire but it just wouldn’t last over 5 mins … there were some Brits (if am not mistaken) who were camping few meters from us and we asked them “hi … do you think you can help us fix this cooker?” … “Ahh … sorry guys you need another head” …. “we can’t cook our dinner or food and there’s no place around here at all that we can get something to eat 😦 ” ….. “Ahh … am sorry … Good luck” ….”!!!”
Well we kinda thought maybe if we can get some sympathy and join them for dinner we can make it a night 🙂 … but it didn’t work as you can see from the above conversation … after few hours of freezing … we decided its time to call it quits … we packed our gears and headed back … Driving back I must say was very scary … you can barely see ahead and occasionally you’ll be surprised by something that crosses in front of you unexpectedly … oh yeah and the occasional howls..
Well … although it was a camping gone bad experience .. we really did have fun! …. and the moral of the story : Pick your friends, plan your trip right, and even when everything goes bad just laugh and have fun!