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2 Days in Muscat, Oman

It's been more than a year since my first visit to Oman. I was blessed to have been invited to the launch of Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront.

I've told you what I did there here and where I went while I was there. But I remember I haven't told you how I got invited. For those who have been asking me about this invitation and for the sake of archiving this adventure, I will discuss it here.

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I honestly don't know. It's just that one day, I received an email from a PR agency in Oman asking media staff to attend the launch of MSQ Waterfront. I ignored it, thinking it was a spam. But after two days, while I was cleaning my emails, I saw it again and I thought of confirming if it was a legit invitation.

So I replied to the email and asked, "Are you sure it's alright to come? I'm just a blogger." Mahmoud, the Omani PR staff who sent the email said, "It's al…

Muttrah Corniche

Have you ever experienced being a tourist in a country so stunning and breathtaking and you're pressed for time but you don't want to let go of the chance to see a bit more of that place because you don't know if you'll ever set foot there again?

That's what I experienced when I arrived in Oman. I didn't have much time! I wanted to explore more but I didn't have the luxury of time.

These were taken on my first day there. Prior to the Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront launch, we were given a tour of the Corniche and Muttrah Souq. I was mesmerized and I wanted to linger but I focused on the event ahead because I knew that I would have time to visit the corniche the following day.

This is how it looks like at dusk. It was low tide and sea gulls flew by to search for food. And this is the only corniche I know that's located along a busy road. How blessed these Omanis are -- to pass by this view everyday!

On my second day, when the taxi driver I hailed from t…