THE SINKHOLE IN OMAN

Hey all, day 2 in Oman.

We left the Centara hotel, as I write this I’m not sure where we’re heading, but it’s through the mountains.

Henri Bendel declared themselves bankrupt so the missus is on her phone looting the remnants of their site. Our driver Muhammed has “You’re so vain” by Carly Simon pumping on the stereo. 

The Bimar Sinkhole

The Bimar sink hole is a must. The water is a mix of fresh and sea water. Which in my mind just means sea water. Little fish have a good life here, eat all the dead skin from the tourists feet. Actually that’s not much of a life. 

HOT TIP: For Wadi Sham Bring Flip Flops! 

Cultural note:

Omanian people don’t have the culture where they keep pets, but will feed stray cats in the gardens.

The Turtle Reserve

We also went to the Turtle reserve. We waited 2 and half hours, but in that time you can watch the stars. It’s worth the wait.

There is explicitly no flash photography when filming the turtles. I didn’t even bother filming the light was so poor.

Ever want to know what it feels to be a five year old? Have an Omanian conservationist confiscate your phone in front of a group of 20 people because you can’t figure out the flash on your phone. 

Apparently 1/1000 turtles make it to adulthood. They need to survive crabs, white foxes, sea predators. Mothers hatch up to 60/100 eggs. SORRY NO PHOTOS OR FOOTAGE.

The Itinerary

Stayed in the SUR HOTEL, decent enough, a 4 floored atrium design. More footage in the YouTube video at the top of the blog. You’ll notice there’s a lot of landfill around Oman, it’s still in development. 

I booked this Oman tour with Explore Muscat who are in no way affiliated with this blog. I’d highly recommend you ask for Muhammed.

If you have any questions regarding Oman leave a comment below and I’ll get my secretary to email you back pretending to be me.

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