3,350KM AROUND OMAN (My Favorite Country In The Middle East)
Hey there, you legends!
This is the 3rd post I'm doing on Steemit after my 6 month-long break and it's about one of the coolest road-trips I've ever done in my entire life - 3,350 kilometers around Oman.
So without further ado, let's dig right into!
Just over half a year ago I spent months making my way around the Middle East, visiting countries like...
And The United Arab Emirates
Even though I really enjoyed my time in all of those countries, I didn't have the chance to go on actual road-trips in any of them - I would generally take a bus or a taxi to one place, spend a few days exploring it and then move on to the next place.
So at some point I got talking with the people I met on the road and someone told me they had an absolute blast driving a 4x4 all around Oman.
At that very moment I knew EXACTLY what I'll do for the next few weeks of my life - fly out to Oman, rent myself a legendary 4x4 and make my way all around that country.
Flying To Oman
My last stop before Oman was the UAE and even though it is technically possible to take a bus from the UAE to Oman, I read online that it wasn't that easy for foreigners and so I simply decided to take a flight.
For some reason the local flight websites didn't accept my debit card and because I had already invested in crypto currencies at that point, I thought it'd be fun to figure out a way to use some of my Ethereum to purchase that flight with.
So I got busy Googling and eventually found this company called TheBigCoin, who basically accept the major crypto currencies for purchases on most online stores in the world.
I was a bit cautious of using their services at first (I mean it sounded like the best way to scam people of their coins haha), but it worked out just fine and I received my tickets later the same day.
A few days later I finally reached Muscat.
Renting A Car
So I talked with the manager of my hotel and he showed me this pretty cool street just a few kilometers outside of Muscat that had a dozen or so local car rental places (run by legendary Indian people) and I got myself a pretty good deal on a 4x4 Duster.
I rented it for 10 days for something like $40 per day, which amounted to $400 for the whole trip and was actually quite cheap, since I didn't have to pay for my accommodation (as I slept in my car every night).
Places I Visited In Oman
Then I got into my car and drove 3,350 kilometers in 10 days all around that beautiful country, visiting absolutely incredible sights on the way.
I spent dozens of hours making my way through the never-ending deserts, visited the "Omanese Grand Canyon", hung out with more camels than people haha, bathed only in those completely empty white-sand beaches, checked out some large caves, old forts and dozens of other awesome places.
I just published a 19 minutes-long video from that road-trip, check it out here:
Oman was definitely my favorite country in the Middle East and I can't wait to come back there in the future. It's just too good to be true, hey!
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