Oman is a very beautiful country. On my first day there I went to a beach
where there are blowholes in the rocks and at high tide you can see the water
shoot out of them. I only saw happen a couple of times but the best part was the people who didn’t know what it was and walked up and stood right over them. Not only did it scare the crap out of them but they got soaking wet AND it was hilarious. That was one of the best parts of my day!
Then we moved on to see Job’s tomb. It was a tiny little room on the top of a mountain where people went to pray. We had to take our shoes off and if we wanted to go inside, the women had to cover their heads. Pretty much all of the Muslim countries I’ve been to like it better if the women are covered up. You can’t show your knees or shoulders and in some places your head. So I've been walking around in the 90 degree desert wearing long pants and a scarf. It's interesting how different this culture is from my own where most of the men prefer their women NOT to be covered up.
Our guide for the tour was very smart and he loved to talk. He told me about
how he lost his first wife and he was very sad so his good friend said, Rashid,
please don’t be sad, I’ll give you my sister.” And even though he thought out
it, in the end he realized his friend’s sister was much to young for him and she should be out in the discos not home with an old man. It was nice of his friend to offer though. So instead he found his new wife in a chat room. She is Russian and he told her after one week of chatting that he wanted to marry her. He told her, “I don’t want a friend, I want a wife, so if we keep talking I want you to be my wife.” After only 2 more weeks he flew to Russia and they got married. I think she was just looking for an excuse to move to warmer climates.
Sassy ginger from NH off traveling the world.