Nice to meet you again, beautiful Oman 🇴🇲 Non pensavo che sarei tornata in Oman - una meta così particolare e ancora poco esplorata dal turismo - dopo nemmeno due anni. E invece eccomi di nuovo qui, nella terra de Le Mille e Una Notte 🌙
Stavolta sto esplorando il sud del Paese, godendomi le bellissime spiagge di Salalah, ampie e punteggiate di palme. Come piace a me.
A differenza di quello che faccio solitamente, sto pubblicando con molta parsimonia, perché voglio davvero rilassarmi prima di iniziare un anno che si prospetta ricco e impegnativo.
Cercherò comunque di raccontarvi i momenti salienti nelle stories, per tutti coloro che non avevano seguito il viaggio due anni fa e per i nostalgici che sono già stati qui. [Ps. Tra pochissimi giorni festeggerò qui il mio compleannoooo. E inizio a sentire l’insostenibile peso degli anni che passano 🙈. Capita solo a me? ]
Sad to leave this peaceful, serene country!
Will be quite the contrast when I get into Bombay (Mumbai) 🇮🇳 in the morning 😮
1 642 hours ago
#muscat | #oman
If you are traveling to Omán you have to respect the conservative nature of the country and wear clothes that don’t reveal much skin.
Also, to enter the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, both men and women must be dressed properly: long trousers and covered shoulders for men, covered head, covered arms, and long pants for women.
6 1703 hours ago
After our check in at the high-class hotel Sheraton Oman (highest building in hole Oman; view from our room) 🏨 we did some more sightseeing in Muskat. We visited the Grand Mall Muskat (which is really BIG and we actually did a lot of shopping 😅), the Sultan Quaboos Mosque (wich is also quite big and really beautiful with all the decorations from all over the world 😍) 🕌 and the Qurum Park (contains a big lake in the middle and has its own funpark) 🌴🌸 🎡.
Today we moved to our last stay at the seaside for relaxing and sunbathing 🏖. #experienceoman#sightseeing#vacation#greatcountry#Oman#palmtrees#sun#Shopping#meetnewpeople
I often wonder whether our hyperconnected, over-productive, “sink or swim” society is making us forget what it means to slow down.
We are constantly encouraged to go faster, better, stronger - but at what cost?
During my recent visit to @experienceoman, an older local was telling me about how his family used to travel back in the day. Oman is a fairly newly developed country - even though it now has some of the best infrastructure in the world, they were moving around with dirt roads and donkeys 50 years ago.
My friend told me that in the 70s, older generations could take up to *3* days to travel from their village to the capital (for contrast, now the same journey is just 1 hour by car).
Back then, the trip was a big deal: they’d plan it far in advance, travel for days, and stop by villages to visit family and friends along the way. A really special part of the journey was the time they spent connecting with each other and with loved ones they didn’t see often.
It’s sad, he lamented, how today’s younger generations seek instant gratification. They never make time for anything important, he said. “Why so much hurry?”
That really made me wonder. I feel blessed to live a world where I CAN have what I want in a relatively short amount of time (from flights to Amazon packages to even running a business), but what is the price of this?
How often do we strip the process of its richness and magic, because we hurry it along and don’t take the time and space to appreciate what we have?
No answer here, friends, just thoughts. I wonder how we can get better at practicing patience and appreciation despite all the temptations, asking to go faster.
What do you think? Curious to hear your musings.
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