Still Crushing on Oman
Ok, so we have quietly become the biggest cheerleader on the Internet for Oman. We are over Dubai, and we only have eyes for Oman these days. Turns out we aren't alone, as we told you before Tony Wheeler, of Lonely Planet fame, is on the bandwagon. He visited Oman back in 2005, saying:
Nizwa had become our favourite Omani town - busy, energetic and with a great souq, even if it was clearly aimed at the tourist trade.
What is it about this place that is fueling our recent obsession? The mysterious constant traffic jams created by sultans? The fact that the place looks like a futuristic Tatooine and comes complete with its own Grand Canyon (Wadi Ghul)? The promise of 4x4 dune ride alongside Bedouins? Or the fact that according to a Jaunted tipster:
The sea is frequently full of hundred of Dolphins feeding on the sardines and other small
fish not far from the harbour entrance at Muscat.
Sounds like Fisherman's Wharf in SF, without the annoying Sea Lion barks.
Who are we kidding, we just get a reallly safe feeling when message board after message board says we are unlikely to be kidnapped in Oman.
Most folks recommend visiting Oman between October and April to avoid the treacherous heat.