Saturday, April 24, 2010

Trip To Oman

Yesterday I had to wake up at 5:00 am as my father’s office was taking us in a van to a picnic in Oman. We started from my father’s office at 6:45 am and about an hour later we stopped at a restaurant to eat Breakfast. It was a two hours trip and we reached Oman at around 8:30 am.

We were to go to a place called Al Musandam where we were going to take a boat on the sea, but unfortunately we quite lost our way and reached a resort called Golden Tulip. We had rest for about an hour over there and later a man came and told he was to take us to Al Musandam It was a three minutes drive from there.

Soon we were there and were taken to a boat. As soon as we were in the boat we were given a couple of refreshments. After some time the boat started to move. The sea was quite calm and there were lots of algae in it. There were yellow chemicals in the sea. We had made two friends who we were playing with.

After about half an hour some of the uncles were going snorkeling from the beach. They took us to the beach in a smaller boat. I was scared to do it, but I swam in the shallow side of the sea. I and my father did a bit of rock climbing.

After an hour they took us back to the boat. We had lunch on the boat. As we are vegetarians we couldn’t eat much as most of it was non-vegetarian food. We lazed about for some time on the boat either playing or walking here and there.

After some time they told us that we were to do fishing. I was really excited as it was the first time I was trying to fish. We tried to catch fish for a long time but we didn’t get even one. Some other families got one or two. It was about 5:00 P.M at that time.

We made a new friend called Milla (not from our group) who had come from Sydney as it was winter holidays. We played with her for some time and made houses out of cushions. We saw some caves on the way back from the boat.

As we headed back my sister told that she didn’t want to go and she wanted to stay here. Soon we had to leave the boat and were in the van. It seemed longer to go back then coming. As we reached my father’s office we had to tell our friends goodbye and by the time we reached home it was 9:30. It was one of the best days.


  1. Hi Gaurang,
    As I read through this blog, I felt like watching a movie and also felt like I had been there. The descriptions were very vivid and elaborate, true to a good writer. You seem to have good writing skills and so please keep writing and sharing them on the blog.

  2. Here too, I think now that if you could add a few photos of particular moments like, while about to the board the bus, making of houses out of cushions or of the rock climbing session or the fishing ones, etc It could make it interesting. Like they say a picture speaks a thousand words. So, for us people, living in a totally different world of cultures and living styles, the photos could help us give a perspective, a peep into your world.

  3. Thank You manu bappa I will put pictures from my next blog

  4. I put a picture of us rock climbing


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