every two weeks we will pick a country to highlight and learn about. this idea came about after reading the book, "Maphead" by Ken Jennings. if there was one thing we took from that book is the importance of learning about other countries, other places around the world.
so we thought, why not pick a random country, do a bit of research and showcase it. so come back every couple weeks to see what country we highlight next and learn a bit about a magical place that you may or may not know much about.
“Oman doesn't boast many 'firsts' or 'biggests' in a region bent on grandstanding. What it does boast, with its rich heritage and embracing society, is a strong sense of identity, a pride in an ancient, frankincense-trading past and confidence in a highly educated future.” - Lonely Planet
Oman doesn't appear on many "must-see" travel lists. Which is totally alright with us. This country, the oldest in the Arab World, is full of wonder, culture, nature, and adventure. With its very important location along the coast, you as a traveler can swim with whale sharks, sail around striking rock outcroppings, head into the Empty Quarter, or see loggerhead sea turtles (a highly endangered species) come on land to lay their eggs. All of this in a country that is 2x smaller than the state of Texas in the USA. It is safe to say, that you will not be disappointed once you hit up this Arabian gem.
want to know more about oman?
History and culture of Oman: https://www.britannica.com/place/Oman
More information on things to do and see in Oman: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/oman
First-hand account of traveling in Oman: https://www.wildjunket.com/oman-travel-guide/