3,350KM AROUND OMAN (My Favorite Country In The Middle East)

in #life2 years ago

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.

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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...

Jordan

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Iran

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And The United Arab Emirates

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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.

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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.

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Renting A Car

At first I checked out some of the major rental companies like EuropCar, Hertz and Sixt, but they all looked incredibly expensive and had tons of additional fees.

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).

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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!


Thank you very much for reading the post, I really hope you enjoyed it!

Let me know what you would like me to post about in the comments below and follow me for more updates in the future.

Also, if you want to get real-time updates from my travels, check me out on Instagram.

And always remember...

Life's short, why waste a second?

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That’s an interesting story! I didnt see the video yet but it looks as if you had a lot of fun and really deep inspiring moments there. Im on a barefoot trail from here (Wiesbaden) to Paris.its not orientalische but I think I might have some awesome moments as well. Like sitting in this beautiful sunrise and commenting to your post. Stay steemed!
Love, unity & abundance
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Your trip sounds wonderful, Holger! Keep it up!

it look likes a perfect click

pictures that warm up to the soul, nice.

@holgerwerner I've never heard of barefoot trail! Seems cool! Ich mag der Sonnenuntergang (sorry mein Deutsch ist schlecht)

Now that's a vacation!
Thank you for sharing those great pictures.

That's amazing! And I consider your message spam.I call all friends for flags under Your "spam"! Wait a day and everything will be! Have fun

Oh that's exciting. If you believe in it go for it.

"Life is short, why waste it?" - A good quote! If I had such opportunities, I would gladly use them.

That’s an interesting story! I didnt see the video yet but it looks as if you had a lot of fun and really deep inspiring moments there. Im on a barefoot trail from here (Wiesbaden) to Paris.its not orientalische but I think I might have some awesome moments as well. Like sitting in this beautiful sunrise and commenting to your post. Stay steemed!
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Bro that's very interesting
Al your pictures are awesome
keep posting
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Thanks a lot, man! :)

hey,I always want to travel,it feels shivering when the idea of traveling comes in my mind.Oman seems very interesting place through your words and pictures you have used in this post.
I can clearly draw an image in my mind of that never ending desert, camels as you perfectly described each and every scenery. thanks for this post. It will encourage me to travel and that line " I didn't have to pay for my accommodation (as I slept in my car every night)." shows your true intention towards travel. Eagerly waiting for your next travel blog.
That’s an interesting story! I didnt see the video yet but it looks as if you had a lot of fun and really deep inspiring moments there. Im on a barefoot trail from here (Wiesbaden) to Paris.its not orientalische but I think I might have some awesome moments as well. Like sitting in this beautiful sunrise and commenting to your post. Stay steemed!

Man, just now I found your post. You're absolutely fantastic. Oman from your eyes is truly mesmerizing. More power and travel allowances to you. :D

Awesome pics... Middle East is a lovely place to visit :)

You should! It's definitely one of the coolest countries out there, I loved it to bits!

hey,I always want to travel,it feels shivering when the idea of traveling comes in my mind.Oman seems very interesting place through your words and pictures you have used in this post.
I can clearly draw an image in my mind of that never ending desert, camels as you perfectly described each and every scenery. thanks for this post. It will encourage me to travel and that line " I didn't have to pay for my accommodation (as I slept in my car every night)." shows your true intention towards travel. Eagerly waiting for your next travel blog.

Thanks a lot, @lopamudra! Great to hear that you're as excited about traveling as me. Way to go!

awesome bro i also like these type of adventure and trips , these types of travels and adventure gives freshness and happiness

Wow! what an adventure. I would love to visit these places sometime, especially Dubai. Thanks @jacoblaukaitis for an interesting road trip update.

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Wow beautiful u have to go SALALA.

Went there in the middle of the trip and loved it to bits!

Hey @jacoblaukaitis it's a wonderful experience to me also, I read your post carefully and I enjoyed this journey Jordan.....Iran.....United Arab Emirates and Oman with you brother, this 10 days and 3350km journey which you explained it's
awesome, I followed you on instagram also. Thank you so much for sharing your journey.

Oman is one of the most beautiful places in the Middle East
I advise you to visit Algeria, a very fascinating nature.

a very beautiful place,thank you for you share

Really nice to see. Hopefully you enjoyed the trip.

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your hotel is really interesting one....at lowest price in the world.
and its really good to see your journey in the country like Oman.

Really breathtaking pictures my friend.

Great post!
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Thanks for sharing brout, Oman and UAE are beautiful places, actually I would like to live there, I have never been there but I hope in the close future. Upvoted and followed

hope to see you visiting Syria someday :)
great pics

Your post and pictures encourages me to visit this country

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Wow never even heard of Oman and it looks so incredible... But so do all the places you have seen! Especially the sky diving in the UAE 😮

Haha yesss, that was definitely a lot of fun :)

Your brave, Oman - middle east...sounds like a deathtrap! Come across any gun fire?

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Quite an oddesey of a journey! Your narrations , especially on how you paid your ways through with digital currencies is so lucid that I am tempted to embark on space travel on Jeff Bezos much anticipated spacecraft! Hahaha!!

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Wow! That's a wonderful experience you have... I would love to have such experience but will be on the Caribbean Island countries... Nice one

Wow it was a great journey dear, love you best wishes .

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You have thee most relaxing and the most coolest images I’ve seen so far in a post.i want that life 😭 63620A03-6A08-4427-B10D-8640277FDDC0.png

Thank you for sharing your post 👍🏽

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Amazing!! It hurts that sometimes some people give him bad reputation to those places, but the truth is that those places are wonderful! Greetings, I hope you come to Venezuela :)

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Good post about your travelling of a six month long tour of five countries and you described it in a very good way with beautiful pictures. Leave a up vote for me.

@jacoblakaitis fact one of the safest countries a traveller could visit anywhere in the world.

Shoot I need to jump out of a plane again 'cause my shots aren't nearly as epic as that!

Awesome, loved the pics!

Great. your narration sounds interesting !

Enjoying life, really the amazing place, traveling across rock streets,skydiving, the amazing water falls top view of palm island is fabulous over all nice photographs.....I wish i may also have the same time like you.

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After reading your blog, I can't wait to go on a road trip to Oman with my future husband :-P

Go for it! I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did :)

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This is amazing and as we perceived you really enjoy your adventure. Your post will encourage steemians to visit some middle east countries and as per my opinion mostly tourist are hesitant to visit some of middle east country due to perception of security risk. Great content.

Most places there are completely OK when it comes to security, especially Oman and the UAE. Go for it!

I will surely visit in there soon :). Thank you so much

I have to admit, the Middle East isn't on my list to go and visit but glad you had an epic time out there.

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Just like its said " Your money will return but your time won't"

@jacoblaukaitis this country is looking amazing. enjoy your life there.

Thank you for sharing the information. I really love traveling, but now I'm on parental leave. It is interesting to learn new places. Have a nice day!)

You are really lucky.I want to travell all around the world but alas! can't fulfill my wish

Fantastic work with this one, kudos

Its's amazing, one can see you do have sooooo much fun on your travels :D
Wow i was really scared at this geysir part Oo haha

Having a look at your journey, it reminds me of a movie named (into the wild) or I must say 'Into the Oman' lol

Haha, thanks! I absolutely loved the movie and also read the book. I'd love to visit the truck where the guy lived in Alaska, apparently it's still there. Hopefully I'll make it happen!

😱 it's still there ??? Man! Will you please upload it's picture when ever you visit the place, I'll follow you till that time, wish you all the best for the adventure 😜😀

@jacoblaukaitis one of finest travel blog, straight from heart, seems you are enjoying the traveling very much

Indeed I am! And I hope posts like these will inspire a lot more people to travel - that'd mean the world to me :)

Yes it's inspiring other people to go and explore more

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That’s an interesting story! @ jacoblaukaitis
Oman from your eyes is truly mesmerizing, Awesome pics... Middle East is a lovely place to visit :).

Espectacular adventures... I love your travel pics @jacoblaukaitis

Oh wow @jacoblaukaitis those places look amazing, thanks for sharing.

To be honest, i am bit scared to travel alone in those countries, maybe i dont know to much about them.

Perfect trip, stand up for you!

Omg!! Beautiful!! Nice post <3

I also love to travel and like to taste different food stuff but your description regarding your travelling experiences, is so cool. This is really incredible.
I think all the people here who love for travelling, must share their experiences and must follow each other, therefore, we will have some tips for our next trip to anywhere in the world for fun. Please guys work while staying as a community to work together.

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Cheers buddy!!!

really like this kind of content, I appreciate seeing people traveling and doing fun stuff. Id be cool to hear about what your up to with your startup and entrepreneurship as well. Its a blockchain startup right?

love your energy and your vibe, really crazy what you did specially the hotel car, crazyyyy but suuper awesome, I am sure it was a wonderfull expirience, the best I have seen here on steemit

OMG your living my fantasy life. Those pics look kinda surreal. Lucky guy.

Life is short my friend! Have fun and live it to the fullest!

LoL, I just got through watching the entire video!
I guess we have the same motto! "Life is Short!"

Ohhhhhhhh my God! Esto es épico! Que buena vida. Disfruta al máximo y gracias por compartir esas maravillosas imágenes. Se que cada una de ella la llevarás en tu mente y tus sentidos. Me pasa que luego de un viaje, veo una foto y recuerdo el clima, el olor, todo.. Es mágico!

Bien por los viajeros! (Mis aplausos)

You do really have an active life ! Nice and you are also a nice guy😘

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Nice pics bro😊😊😊

Wtf i'm so freaking hyped right now, how do you do that :)

you look really happy and tired you have been a good trip.

congratulations.

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