Life is in the detail

Oman is a bit of an enigma compared to many other countries in the Middle East, but the spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, fabulous hotels and opportunity for adventure make it well-worth visiting.

Lucy - Original Traveller

Lucy Bailey

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout Middle East and Indian Subcontinent.

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • See whale sharks
  • Travel the Silk Road, or at least part of it
  • Try scuba diving again (my first experience was rubbish!)
  • Spend a weekend sampling pintxos in San Sebastian

Best Moments

  • Wandering through the Old City of Jerusalem gave me goose bumps! The sense of history is extraordinary, and feeling the atmosphere of a place that means so much to so many people is quite an emotional experience
  • Petra in Jordan is worth all the hype. Winding through the Siq and catching that first glimpse of The Treasury is definitely a bucket list-worthy moment
  • Sailing in the Philippines - glorious sunsets, sleeping on the beach, swimming with turtles - it was an amazing Robinson Crusoe adventure!
  • Watching elephants play around the watering holes in Hwange in Zimbabwe
  • Pretty much everything in Egypt! The chaos of Cairo, watching everyday life on the Nile, the delicious food… and the history is simply awe-inspiring. That the temples and tombs are so old, and yet in such excellent condition, is astounding.

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Visiting the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh in Cambodia was harrowing. It is all still so recent, and nearly every Cambodian of a certain age can tell you about a relative of theirs who was killed or died during the Khmer Rouge regime.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Many years ago, we thought we were about to get robbed by our taxi driver in Rio when he stopped down a side road on the Corcovado Mountain. It turned out he just wanted to feed the local monkeys, which he could call down from the trees!

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