As my last trip (Paris) has already passed some 2 months, my inner little voices were already screaming for a new adventure. But. Where? When?
So…154 countries are still on my list…but which ones goes next? I had quite some preferences but I decided to let myself surprise. What I did? I simply opened Google Maps. Zoomed out until I had an overview about the whole world. In the meanwhile I asked on Facebook for suggestions from friends.
So it started. Randomly I picked the first country which happened to be, by suggestion, Chile. I checked the flights and noted down. A look at Google Maps, a look at the flight search engine. And it went on, next country, next country. A look at Google Maps, a look at the flight search engine. And slightly, personal preferences showed up.
It shouldn’t be too cold. Would also be nice if there was a beach. Or an island.
I kept on searching.
In the meanwhile, I had already checked the flight prices for over 30 countries. I gave myself a maximum of 10 days for the possible trip. July should it be. Therefore, such big countries like Brazil already got thrown out of my list as I prefer to take more time for the “giants”.
Yet, it should be overseas somewhere. Well…it started getting difficult.
Suddenly, it dawned on me. There was an invitation outstanding. From a country that was actually not overseas at all (in my point of view). A country not many people know about. So I decided to challenge myself. 45°C+ is not what everybody likes. A possible Ramadan is up to ones way of thinking. As I already met incredible people from this country, I decided to visit it. Because of the people I met. And the culture. And a new adventure. A place I have never been before. A road not many of my country have taken. Oman should it be!
A friend of mine already wrote a guest entry about this wonderful country, check it out here.
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So what do you do, when you are asking where next? Open the world map. Or ask your friends abroad. And choose. It’s up to you!