About This Show
Sultanate is a podcast where we discover new and exciting destinations within the Sultanate of Oman that are beyond the tourist route; as well as finding unique ways to enjoy the Omani hospitality like a local.
Join D. Michael as he takes you around the sultanate to share with you what he loves most about Oman.
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013: Traveler Interviews
Most of you listen to the Sultanate podcast because of the information that I provide, but this project isn't about me. It's about filling a gap in the travel information for independent travelers to Oman. In other words it's about YOU! While, I am the conduit for good information from my point of view, I do realize that my view is just that... mine. So, in this episode of the Sultanate I meet and interview two pairs of travelers to Oman to get their perspectives. Both pairs originally reached out to me with questions they had while planning their visits. I love talking to new people, so I responded to their questions and offered to meet up with them when they were on the ground. It is interesting to me to see Oman from the perspective of a new visitor. Briana Jorgenson and Jason Forman are a young American couple who wanted to visit the Middle East, but were a little wary to visit Egypt or Jordan because of the safety risks. After seeing Oman pop up on a "places to visit" list, they decided the sultanate was the right fit for them. They hopped on a Turkish Air flight and arrived with a very full, self planned, itinerary as many visitors do. (Be sure to check out Jason's video from Oman on his Instagram account, it's really fun to watch.) Anthon Keuchenius and Bob Askew are long time travel buddies and chose to visit Oman so they can get close to Yemen. I though that was strange too, but I learned Anthon is journalist and writes a bit about Yemen. So, getting close to the story in Oman is the best he can do until the fighting stops. We actually met up twice during their visit. Once for lunch near the bus station at the start of their journey, and another time for a hike and overnight camp at the end. Anthon and Bob are longtime travelers with rich and diverse experiences to draw from. So, join me as we talk to four travelers in Oman and hear about their own visits to Oman. You have a voice too!