Is Oman Worth Visiting?

Salam Alaikum!

My name is Salah I am recent graduate of International Business from California State University, Long Beach. This is my story.

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Having been born in Muscat, Oman I have attended an International School where I would start my journey of exploration. Upon graduation I have decided to study in California were I spent years surfing and doing yoga on the prime beaches of Orange County! On that journey I had a great time of living in Rome for a semester and China for a summer with 30 countries visited in between.It was great!! At the end end of my travels I realized two things: Every place in the world is beautiful and travelling is so mainstream.

“At the end end of my travels I realized two things: Every place in the world is beautiful and travelling is so mainstream.”

Travelling somewhere using the internet lead to suggestions of either trying to see all 7 cities in 4 countries in 23 hours or ending up at the shittiest high review bar in town (Ya that’s the part no one ever talks about on Tripadvisor).hey, Rome wasn’t built in one day why you gotta rush it? and so I moved to Italy. 6 months later I can safely say that no i did not see the Vatican and no I did not meet the pope, truth is, I didn’t care for either. I did however enjoy living the Italian lifestyle and going out to my places that suit my taste rather than jacked up review spots. And so i thought hey! Susan and Sebastian might enjoy spending their midlife days on a hop on hop off to check off all monument, including your laundry, so they can post on this they just discovered called? uh, facebook? not my thing.

“Oman offers a unique type of cultural tourism that is unsaturated and highly welcomed by the locals.”

My struggle was being in the same exact predicament where every where I went it was all about what you have to see without addressing the how. And at this point I realized that having emphasized on culture, I always traveled solo and befriended local who took with them wherever they went. Sure you might find yourself headbanging in your flip flop at some point but you gain an understanding of how people live in their city. And so I decided to start this blog to share travel from a different point of view, local lifestyle.

With that being said I thought to myself, where is a good place start. I needed something that I can make my own where I can create an unparalleled experience.  With most places that jolt to my memory have become to mainstream or are unauthentic I thought to myself, what better place to start than with my own hometown!

 “What distinguishes Oman from every other Arabic country you heard off or been is it’s people; whom arguably are one the most hospitable cultures in the entire world.”

Most of you reading this right either never heard of it or picture as a conservative land in the desert; I can assure you it is not the latter. Oman offers a unique type of cultural tourism that is unsaturated and highly welcomed by the locals. Meaning you could have an authentic Arabic experience among st its natives while still going on a variety of insanely beautiful places. As a seasoned traveler I genuinely believe that if you give this unfamiliar territory chance you would never want to go anywhere else in the middle east again (except Dubai, Abu Dhabi and maybe Jordan? you get the gist). What distinguishes Oman from every other Arabic country you heard off or been is it’s people; whom arguably are one the most hospitable cultures in the entire world. 2018 is the year to make the trip while the 50 year old country still remains a hidden treasure of the middle east (don’t tell anyone I told this, ok?).

 

 

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