Sunday Musings #51: One About The Trip To Musandam, Oman

Jun 9, 201924 comments

Hello to everyone who is enjoying their summer while I am not. Yes spring is long gone and it is an early summer around here at Dubai. And before you ask, yes I am gonna keep complaining about the heat till it is autumn and the temperature falls – bear with it!

Among other things that happened last week, I traveled to Musandam, Oman which is about three hours drive from Dubai. Read more about the week that passed by in my #Sundaypost #weeklywrapup Click To Tweet

Anyway we went on a short vacation last during the week long holidays for Eid celebrations. We traveled to Musandam which is part of Oman but still physically surrounded by the UAE and just about three hours drive from Dubai. 

Musandam

While the current temperature at Musandam was almost similar to Dubai, I loved relaxing pool side and having room service delivering the food. We also took a dhow (boat) ride for snorkeling in the middle of the sea and watched the dolphins play around in their natural habitat.

Musandam

Of course I clicked so many photos that my iPhone started giving out the memory warnings. I have been sharing them on my Instagram, which you should be following already

Musandam
Musandam

What I read this week

After a great reading month, I hope I don’t crash with a reading slump in June. But a buddy reading kept me going. 

I read two books this week and I liked them both. 

  • We are Okay by Nina LaCour – buddy read with Olivia from Olivia’s catastrophe.
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell

What I watched this week

I didn’t watch much TV this week, due to the holidays and the trip.

Musandam

I have started watching a Spanish mystery thriller Alta Mar or High seas, which seems like a Christie thriller, on Netflix. Needless to say, I am enjoying it. 

On my blog

I am gonna blame it on the holidays and the holidays induced coma that I had not posted as much on my blog. Here is a quick look at what is happening on my blog

Sunday Musings #50: One With The May’19 Updates

Musandam

I did a mini review on three classics under Little Boys In Classics

Musandam

I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme

Around the blogosphere

Here are some posts I loved during the week.

From the Insta-world

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Musandam

Let’s chat

How is your weekend coming along? Have you made your summer plans? Have you read any of this books? Let us talk.

24 Comments

  1. Gayathri

    Thank you!

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  2. vidya

    School is out for the kids so we need to get started on holiday planning; but in between all the other activities the kids have going on already 🙂
    Love your vacay pics and I just started (just today) watching High Seas as well..

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  3. DJ Sakata

    I have never seen that side of the world, I’m far too lazy to do it now

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  4. Stormi

    Beautiful pictures!

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  5. Caffeinated Fae

    I loved Landline by Rainbow Rowell. Honestly, it was one of my favorite books I read a few years ago. I definitely need to give it a reread!

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  6. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

    WOW! Looks super fun Gayathi!! I can’t stand the heat though… >.< Happy reading

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  7. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

    WOW! Looks super fun Gayathi!! I can’t stand the heat though… >.<

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    • Gayathri

      I used to think that too, but now I am good to go even when it gets to 50C.

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

      Reply
  8. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    I’m glad you enjoyed your trip, I’d love to enjoy some room service.

    Have a great reading week

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

      Reply
  9. Laura Thomas

    Thanks for sharing the photos of your wonderful trip. And I love room service too! LOL

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    • Gayathri

      I miss it already!

      Reply
  10. Sam@wlabb

    You always have the best pictures from your travels. Keep them coming! They help quench my wanderlust.

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you! I will keep doing that..

      Reply
  11. Greg

    I think if I had your heat I would complain too! Glad you had a great trip though! The dhow ride and the dolphins look awesome!

    Alta Mar looks like something I might like- will be scoping that out.

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    • Gayathri

      It was good, indeed. Let me know if you like the series.

      Reply
  12. Maureen @ Maureen's Books

    I’ve heard about the heat there.. I can’t imagine. I can’t deal with heat at all.
    Alta Mar looks interesting.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  13. Britt

    It sounds like an amazing vacation. I would love to see those sights in person – so beautiful!

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  14. Rachel

    I’m going to complain about the heat until August/September with you, Gayathri! The heat is brutal here in California, too! Especially where I live. Your holiday looks amazing! I wonder if that Netflix drama has subtitles? I do love Agatha Christie so I might like it too. 🙂

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  15. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    It looks like you had a fabulous week. I bet it is hot there in Dubai. We are already up in the 90’s F each day, so we are scrambling for shade and breeze.

    I’ve been stuck reading 1001 Children’s Books for the last two weeks. I’m ready for something else.

    Have a great week.

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    • Gayathri

      I totally understand. I was craving for it as well.

      Reply

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