Why did I travel to Oman? I read about Oman already 2 years ago. Back then, I got some vaccinations and in the doctor’s waiting room I saw photographs of a desert. Later, the doctor told me he took the photographs at Wahiba Sands in Oman. I started to gather more information about Oman, and this year I put this beautiful country on my list. My friend Sven and I traveled for 8 days in Oman and I can assure you it was definitely one of the greatest experience in nearly 5 years of my world travels.Continue reading “Oman – Off The Beaten Track And Reasons To Visit The Country”
Egypt was on our travel list since September of last year. Mau and I traveled together back then to Cuba, Guatemala and Belize. I got an offer from one of the newspapers I worked for to travel to Egypt for 8 days on a 5 star cruise ship along the Nile. In addition to that, we would visit some astonishing temples.
To take a flight from Ecuador to here seems to be ridiculously expensive and I don’t even know why. Boyang and I split up while in Ecuador because he wanted to do other things than trekking volcanoes. So we were able to reunite in Colombia.
I didn’t plan on hiking Quilotoa. But when I met Becs in Quito and she told me how much she loved hiking Quilotoa, I decided last minute to do the same. After doing 2 days Chimborazo and 2 days Cotopaxi, I did on my 5th day Quilotoa.
Chimborazo. I like how I go on to say the name repetitively. With my 22 years right now, despite having already been to the Himalayas- it was the trek of my life. Okay, I know my life is short so far.. But so far it really is the trek of my life.
For me, you haven’t traveled South America yet if you haven’t suffered a bus ride for more than 12 hours. And as luck would have it, there are no cheap flights from Lima to Ecuador. The only two options for me is hitchhiking or a bus. But because we did so many activities in Peru, we decided to go with the bus.