Happy Tanning in Oman

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Hello my loves! I missed writing – I really did! The internet is killing here – it basically does not exist and trying to upload a photo takes forever (given that I am so not patient with this kind of stuff!). However, I have managed to at least upload a few from the private hotel beach we went on our first day.

We arrived Friday midnight and enjoyed our first day (Saturday) mostly at the beach and the pool. It feels so good to wake up with no less than 26°C and it is even more amazing to have around 32°C. I cannot believe I survived the winter with minus degrees ever so often – sadly, I will have to fly back again Saturday early morning. However, until then I still have some days left to soak in as much sun as possible. Funnily enough, I have barely tanned at all so far. I started my tanning sessions already a bit in Zurich as I really did not want to show up completely pale in my bikinis – and honestly, I barely wear bikinis here at all. The past two days we have been going on two dives in the morning. Starting at 8, we actually had to always get up at 7am already – which is one of the bad side effects of diving .. I am really not a morning person before 9am :-) However, it is great to get up and have a huge buffet to choose from for breakfast. I have an omelette daily, mixed with some slices of ham and fruit every morning, some for lunch and then of course as a small dessert in the evening.

Diving is a blast as well! As you might remember, I only just got my Open Water Diving (OWD) license 4 weeks ago – I actually started with the dry divers suit in Zurich and have never been in open water as thus this far. However, after going down to the first dive I was amazed – it is almost easier I would say to dive in salt water rather than in the lakes. It completely calms me down. We usually arrive at 9am at our destination (changing daily) and then dive for more or less 1 hour. We than take an hour break on the boat in a nice little bay in the sun, go swimming from time to time and then go out for another one hour dive in the second destination. The only negative part here is that you always wear a wetsuit – so there is no chance of tanning really. We only get back at around 2.30/3pm and until I showered, changed and am back to the pool I normally only get one more hour of sun tanning – which hasn’t tanned me as of yet. And since I am always so exhausted after the two dives (who knew it so exhausting!) I usually fall asleep at the pool side. :-)

Tomorrow we decided to skip the two dives in the morning and instead will sleep in a bit – in the end, it still is our vacation. We will take it easy, go for walks, actually tan (or try to – cross fingers!), walk over to the other beach where there is a hud with a great fish restaurant and just relax. I will need to do some more uni stuff – which I try to do every evening but I get quickly annoyed because the internet just takes too long.

I will try and take some pictures under water and I surely will take some more of the hotel and hopefully of myself – which is difficult when only in a wetsuit all the time with the hair all over and no make up on :-)..

Stay tuned for more, I will try my best to update again as soon as possible! Wishing you all a great continuing day (I know its 3h earlier in Zurich) and a great continuing week! Have any of you been to Oman (Muscat) by the way and have any good tipps of where to go? We will be checking out the city Thursday and Friday :-) and going to a different hotel! xo

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