• Katrina Julia

5 Ways to Transform and Travel: Sultanate of Oman

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Guest Post by Erin Coyle


Are you looking to travel to somewhere unique and unusual? Are you tired of having the same

travel experiences? Are you looking for a new location that is not a place you would normally

travel to? Are you looking for some me time and just need to relax and recharge? I have just the

place for you that will solve all these questions.


The place I want to talk about is The Sultanate of Oman. This amazing country is near the UAE

and Saudi Arabia. It is well known for its pristine beaches, amazing desert, hospitality, hiking,

snorkeling, and camping.


There is something for everyone in this charming country. Most people have heard of the capital Muscat; however, I suggest you drive south two hours to Sur, which is a charming coastal city.



Photo Credit: Erin Coyle



Sur Intro


Sur is the capital of Ash Sharqiyah and in ancient times it was an important shipping port. Sur also produces these large wooden boats called Dhows and you can still find people making them. I can attest to this quaint city because I have lived here now for almost two years teaching English in a foundation program at a college.


Before I give you some ideas for traveling and transforming, I want to share with you some of

my travel experiences.



Photo Credit: Erin Coyle



Erin's Travel Highlights


Prior to living here, I taught English in China for five years. I explored so many cities while I lived there. I have always had a passion for travel. I have done adventure travel in New Zealand, solo and group travel around Southeast Asia, explored parts of Europe, and I have even booked trips with tour companies because I just did not have time to explore on my own.


I love learning about culture, trying new food, wandering around, meeting locals, getting lost and just appreciating what I can learn when I travel. I always keep a journal and take tons of pictures, so I remember what I have experienced!


About Oman

Now coming back to Oman. You might be skeptical when I say this is the place you need to