Wednesday, November 7


This blog is the summary of my 1 year experience as an expatriate in the sultanate of Oman. Depending on your interest, I give you below my recommanded links to explore my blog :

Expat :
You're an expat in Oman or you are about to become one
-> expat thought : what is it to be an expat in Oman ?
-> cost of living in Oman : how much it will cost you to live in Oman
-> women expats in Oman : If you are a woman, or if your wife is coming with you in Oman

Tourist :
If you're coming to Oman as a tourist, you should first browse the following categories
-> tourism - places to visit : the places that you must see when visiting Oman
-> luxuruous hotels : where to stay if you have some budget
-> trekking : there are definitely some good treks to make here

Misc :
Funny facts about Oman
-> alcohol : how to drink alcohol in Oman
-> poo-poo trucks : If you see a puddle in the city, beware
-> The sultanate of oman, a revolution in trompe-l'oeil : statistics facts about Oman

Saturday, November 3

Oman : final review

After almost a year in Oman, it is time for me to go back definitely in my country. I would like to thank all my readers, and all the people that I've met in Oman and that brought me so much. Even if I won't be able to create a lot of new posts in the future, this blog will remain a helpfull guide for futur expats and tourists to Oman.

I think it is time to give my final review about Oman :
In brief, Oman is great country. It is a calm and welcoming state, whose people are very friendly. You have great places to visit around the country : beaches, mountains, canyon, wadis... As a tourist it is a wonderful place to spend one or two weeks. Even for the expats there is always something to do during the week-end : diving, driving a 4x4 in the desert, trekking or camping...

The problem for people who live in Oman for a long time, is that it is a small country with only a small community of expatriates. Consequently, the activities in town quickly become repetitive, as well as the people you met (especially in places where you can go out at night). If you are in Oman as a family it should not be a problem, but as a single person or an couple without children, Oman can become boring quickly enough.

One final point, which for me was very serious : it has been impossible to get a high-speed internet connection at home in 10 monthes! Considering that you sometimes feel isolated from the rest of the world in Muscat, it would have been of great value.

and you, what is your final review of Oman ?