Wed, Apr 10, 2019
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Here's an overview of the last country we visited.
Length of stay - 23rd - 27th March (5 days)
Places stayed - Muscat, Ras al Hadd, Sur
Currency - Omani Rial, at time of writing £1 equals roughly half an Omani Rial (this was very confusing as it was the first country where we had to times the amount by two to get to pounds, rather than divide)
Plug type - British
Driving side - right
As we were only in Oman for a few days, we didn’t pick up any of the language. We also realised it wasn’t particularly useful, as most of the people working in the service industry are not actually Omani and so wouldn’t have been able to understand us anyway!
Omani is written in Arabic script so is impossible to read. There was only one word that I did start to recognise and that was Wadi as it was written on every bridge we crossed. I also thought it looked like “sale” so was easy to recognise.
The only other thing we noticed was the numbers. My favourite number was 5 which looked like an egg. Oddly enough, although they read from right to left, they write their numbers from left to right.
Overall we’re really pleased we took the time to stop over in Oman. Not only did it break the journey up, we got to see a part of the world we’d never been to before, that was completely different from where we’d come from. It was definitely worth the stop.