Monday, May 30, 2016

My Trip to Oman

I landed back in the U.S. late Friday night from my Maymester to Oman. It feels great to be home where it's not 110 degrees every day! Plus, Oman's food is really influenced by Indian food and that is one of 2 genres of food that I really don't like so I was on the struggle bus a little bit. (As in my last meal before getting on the plane was the T.G.I. Friday restaurant down the street!)


On the first morning we went to the Grand Mosque. (It was so beautiful - I ended up going three times while I was there!) My luggage decided to stay for a little bit in London so I was scrapping together all the clothes I could find since we had to be extremely modest.


My hijab kept slipping off my head!


At least I was able to come back and have a proper photoshoot once my clothes came ;)


I had to get some henna while I was there.


One thing I will truly miss about Oman is the juice flavors! They love fresh juices on the hot days and you can definitely tell why! My personal favorites were mango and strawberry... and combined they were even better!


After a week in Muscat we took a tour with GuideOman (10/10 would recommend their tours!) and spent a night camping in Jebel Akhdar, two days in the smaller city of Nizwa, and one night "glamping" in the Wahiba Sand Desert. These were easily the best five days of the trip!! 


We took a small detour to the Grand Canyon of Oman and were surprised with a new friend - a mountain goat! Maybe this goat was very friendly or just wanted some of our food but he was hanging around us like it was NBD!


Now I just have to see the American Grand Canyon.


Oman is truly a beautiful country with wonderful people, but this trip definitely made me realize that European countries were more my cup of tea. I am so thankful for the opportunity that I had to figure that out, and I definitely think that everyone should try to go to Oman at least once, just to see what the other side of the world is like!

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