National Museum of Oman

Visit the National Museum of Oman As the Omani government pushes for more tourism, the number of visitors to the country continues to grow.  The country that people barely knew about even only a few years ago is becoming more and more famous with each passing year.  Even the late Anthony Bourdain covered the SultanateContinue reading “National Museum of Oman”

2020 New Year's Resolution

2020 New Year’s Resolution  The second decade of the 21st century is right around the corner.  We’re only a week away from the year 2020. As the cliche goes, hindsight is 20/20.  There’s also perfect vision for the eyes that we say is 20/20 vision. Whatever the case, 2019 is quickly coming to an end. Continue reading “2020 New Year's Resolution”

World Arabic Language Day

World Arabic Language Day Today, December 18th, is designated as World Arabic Language Day by UNESCO.  On December 18, 2010, UNESCO began to honor the role of the Arabic language around the world.   It also coincides with the date that Arabic became one of the six official languages of the United Nations (December 18,Continue reading “World Arabic Language Day”

Nizwa Fort

A Visit to Nizwa Fort A few days ago I was able to visit Nizwa Fort, which is located in the center of the older area of the city.  Around the fort is the Nizwa souq, which is known for its Friday morning goat and cattle market.  You can also buy things such as luban (frankincense), clothes,Continue reading “Nizwa Fort”

Jabrin Castle

In a previous post, I wrote about why it’s a good idea to take a staycation. If you haven’t read that post, go ahead and check it out here. Staying true to that idea, I decided to visit Jabrin Castle (also spelled Jabreen or Jibreen). Jabrin Castle is located in the Jabrin area of OmanContinue reading “Jabrin Castle”

Language Challenge Update #1

Hey everyone!  It’s been over a month since the 3-month language challenge began so I thought it would be a good time to share some updates.  This is language challenge update #1. If you’re new to the blog and you don’t know about the challenge, you can read about it here.  Things have Become EasierContinue reading “Language Challenge Update #1”

Take a Staycation

When you think about taking a vacation, what comes to mind?  Flying on a plane to an exotic location? Visiting Paris, New York, Tokyo, or another famous international city?  Traveling abroad is great and can open you up to so many new experiences. However, have you ever tried to take a staycation?  For those whoContinue reading “Take a Staycation”

First Week Reflection

I’ve completed the first week of the 3-Month language challenge and I want to reflect on the experience. First, for myself so I can clarify the experience in my mind and secondly for you readers out there. Some of you might be doing the challenge and others may be thinking of trying it one day.Continue reading “First Week Reflection”

The Three Month Language Challenge

Just Around the Corner The three month language challenge is just around the corner. On September 29, 2019 I’ll be starting my three month language challenge and I hope you’ll be joining me too. I’m excited for this chance to really push myself and become better. Three months is really a short amount of timeContinue reading “The Three Month Language Challenge”