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Salalah, Oman

One place that you shouldn’t miss in your itinerary when you are in Oman is SALALAH! Not only, they have the best incense in the world which is Frankincense, it smells good, they use it in their homes, in their offices, in the mall, in their hotels, etc.

And Salalah has a beautiful airport! It can be compared with the airports in the US.

Oman is building a new big airport in Muscat, it will be finish late this year 2017. I can’t wait to see it!

Salalah is also known as the place where the tomb of JOB is located. Yes, Job died in Oman and his tomb is in Salalah! Too bad, I did not get a chance to see it, you see, we were in Salalah for only 3 days and mostly for work, so no time for us.

To go there, you have to trek for 2-3 hours. But I strongly suggest don’t miss it, if you are in the area! I will definitely go back and make sure to go there and see the tomb of Job. It’s always great to see a piece of history especially if it’s part of the Bible. It’s good to see that there are some evidence that exist to prove that the scriptures are true!

You can also enjoy their beaches, they have a lot of fruits there as well. Mostly bananas and coconuts.

Even at night, the beach is awesome!

 

We also had lunch at the market with their traditional food in an Omani traditional way. Sat on a carpet.

And ate with our hands.

And a Giant Fruit Platter! Wow! Yummy! So refreshing!

What I loved the most is that you can hike or even drive up to their mountains and see a lot of CAMELS!!! The first time I saw Camels and they are not on leash, they eat, walk and sleep around the mountain freely!

For us, we’ve used (2) 4WD SUVs and a Car to go up the mountains.

I am amazed, Animals are more disciplined than people, they even line-up when they walk. And they don’t mind the cars, showing that they are comfortable with people, it also means that people don’t hurt them. In Oman, by law, you cannot hurt anyone, even animals. They are also mandated not to get mad. That explains why they are all calm and patient. In the Gulf, Omanis are the nicest people that you’ll ever encounter. They are very-like Filipinos, they smile a lot, they are hospitable and very accommodating.

Just a reminder, not all camels are tamed by the way, make sure you don’t threaten them cause they might kick you. And let me remind you that they spit, so make sure you keep your distance.

And oh! It’s also very windy up there! Look at us!!! Hahaha

We went up by the ridge to see the beautiful city of Salalah from the top.

And to see the Beautiful Sunset…so magical! The photo below is very scenic.

Best time to visit Salalah is during the monsoons (June to September) The city looks at it’s best during this period as it’s all green and the temperature is also cold.

It was a great experience, even if we don’t have much time, our friends/colleagues made sure we all have fun in the midst of a stressful work. Thanks guys, we really enjoyed it!!!

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