This is so cool! I
cant wait for next
So after a long and arduous day at the office. I boarded an Etihad flight bound for muscat on my way to an amazing holiday. Fast forward 16 hours and I’m cruising at medium altitude along the shoreline of Oman. It’s hard to fathom looking down at a desert completely covered by rocky crags and outcrops nestled cozily along a turquoise rolling sea. But herein lies the beauty of Muscat and Oman.
Touching down our visas were organised quickly and without complication. Insert fluid transition through bag collection and we are boarding our coach transfer through the mountains bound for sifawy boutique hotel. Our guide gave us a rundown of the culture and country and offered us all some dates, which are a popular export of Oman. The drive was about 90 minutes but every second was absolutely breathtaking. Wether it was driving through small villages where goats scattered from the passing cars. Or a close up look at where mountains meets ocean and the beautiful contrast it gives. Or finally the rising peaks and different types of rocks and vegetation that line the horizon and jutt out with silhouettes that are an organic work of art.
As we entered the lobby of the property we were hit by the gorgeous smell of frankincense permeating the room. Wet towels and pomegranate juice also greeted us and fit in with the ambience like silk. We are definitely in Oman and everything so far epitomizes the culture and perception of what the Middle East is.
Rooms are cosy and clean and spacious. Staff service is second to none. Cuisine will have your mouth watering for hours afterwards. Finally, nothing will trump the general energy and radiance this destination exudes. Most definitely a hidden gem in the Arabic region, and somewhere where people need to be re-educated. Loving this place silly and it’s only day one!
Until next time…
A Taxidermed cat.
My beards getting long (Taken with instagram)
On the way home!! (Taken with instagram)