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Oman
drewbinsky
Oman, OM
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Oman
Posted about 3 years ago
A few years ago, I met this #bedouin guy in the middle of the Wahiba Desert in #Oman 🇴🇲 A Bedouin is someone in the Arabic world who lives outside of cities and in tribes, or in this case, in the middle of the desert ☀️ When I stumbled across his home (tent) during sunrise, he invited me inside for #karak (Arabian milk tea) and coffee, and we shared stories for about 30 minutes. This man built his flappy house in the middle of the hot sand dunes and has been living there with his family and 30+ camels for 5 years now 🐪 Temperatures reach 125 degrees F in summer (52 C). Talk about living a simple life - no wifi, TV, or materialistic goods, but lots of smiles
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helpful_country_facts
Oman, OM
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Oman
Posted over 3 years ago
Visa: US citizens need a visa to enter. It's recommended that you get one prior to traveling, but you can obtain a 30-day visa by presenting your US passport on arrival except at the land crossing at the Oman-Yemen border. Language: Arabic. Currency: Omani irial. Vaccines: none. Top cities: muscat, Salalah, Nizwa, Khasab
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otheplaceswellgo
Oman, OM
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Oman
Posted over 3 years ago
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cheapbudgettraveling
Oman, OM
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Oman
Posted over 3 years ago
The country of Oman is my favorite underrated country! It's an region that not a lot of people think about visiting or even know about. When I told people I was going to Oman the response was usually, "Where's that? Oh you mean Amman Jordan? I've never heard of it!" However, Oman is a huge melting pot of friendly people always willing to help, great food, reasonable prices and sunny weather. We took a bus from Dubai to Muscat, Oman. The bus was $15 and we left at 11pm arriving in Muscat around 5. You have to pay about $10 to leave the UAE and $50 for the Omani visa. Not finding any available hostels, Airbnb was the cheapest accommodations we found. Muscat doesn't have great public transportation and taxis get expensive real quick. Renting a car is the best and cheapest way to get around. However, be careful to check if you have restricted mileage. We thought we had unlimited mileage and ended up having to pay extra when returning the car.
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