Everything in a calm manner

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Travelling by car in Oman

The policeman calls me friendly to him and hands me my driver’s license with a smile on his face. It took an hour to get it. In Oman everything works a little faster and above all with a lot of calmness! On 22nd January I moved to Oman to spend some time here. I want to know more about this country, which appears like an oasis of peace in a stressful world.

Oman – Now I’m living here

The first time I was here was five years ago. At that time I knew that I am going to come back. The second time I came to do some research for a documentary. rWhen the plane landed, I started crying. I didn’t know why, but it felt good. I cried with joy. The only country I always experience the same thing is Bosnia and Herzegovina, where my parents come from. I spontaneously decided to stay in this oriental paradise to learn Arabic and work from here.


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Me baking bread in Oman.

I’ve been here two weeks now, and it feels good. I have the great fortune to be allowed to live in the house of an Omani family in the capital Muscat. I am actually a part of the family and included in their everyday life.

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On the road with the Nissan Terra-X in Oman

Quickly one of the SUV’s was also registered on me, thus I can drive it. What? You haven’t even seen how I drive and give me the car? And of course I wasn’t allowed to pay for the insurance! The navigation was set up with the two most important addresses, so that I do not I get lost. The key was handed over to me with a warm smile and everyone wished me a lot of fun driving. I’d like to have a lot of fun driving. How many men would give their car keys to a woman in our country without knowing how she drives!

Relaxed traffic in Oman

The Omanis drive fluidly, but adhere to the speed limit. Motorways are mostly congestion-free, the roads in the city are quite busy. Traffic jams during rush hours are not uncommon. There are hardly any traffic lights, but a lot of two-lane roundabouts. Also, the main roads through the city are usually two-lane with a permitted speed of 100 km/h. It takes some effort at the beginning to enter the roundabout, but quickly it is gone. Although it seems hectic, a clear system is recognizable. And one thing is conspicuous – an Omani will never try to dispute his right! He is a fair driver. If you enter the intersection, you will be let pass. If there is a slow car in front of me in the right lane, the faster driver will brake in the left lane so that I can drive in. Everything runs smoothly. Not once I feel stressed or unsafe.

Still relaxed at the gas pump

And the fuel prices …  What can I say – of course they are lower compared to us. One litre costs 48 cents constantly. For the Omani that’s a lot by now. Some time ago the fuel cost half. I can still laugh about the price and am always happy about the trip to the gas station. The refuelling is also pleasant. I don’t get out of the car – it is refueled and I pay directly at the gas pump.

My car, the Nissan Terra-X

Currently I am on the road with a Nissan Terra-X. Most Omanis drive SUV’s, which are actually needed here. Less in the city. On some roads only SUV’s with four-wheel drive are allowed. Safety is a top priority here. Punctuality too, but that’s another story.

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Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work again.” Confucius is right! Already since my childhood always on great journey from Augsburg to Sarajevo this passion for travelling has remained until today. And that although...[more about me]

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