So one of my favorite ways of viewing my blog’s stats is seeing the map of views. I’ve always been so shocked at where my views come from. For some reason, I always thought my blog was only seen by fellow Americans (what a naïve bish am I right), and to be fair that is where the majority of my views come from. However, I’m always interested in seeing where my fewest views come from because frankly I have no idea where these places even are. I’m pretty much THE WORST when it comes to geography (ask my boyfriend who freaking adores geography) (opposites attract haha). If I’m going to be totally honest with you, I’m not even that great with continents (to be even more honest, I just misspelled continents, that’s how bad it is). All I know for sure is that they all start with the letter ‘A’, except for Europe. With this in mind, I’ve decided I want to learn more about geography through this viewer map in my stats! I plan on doing this once a month, and just checking in on where the heck my viewers come from.
On a tangent, I hit just over 300 followers at the end of February! I’m very excited about this, and I’m very hopeful that I’ll hit my goal of 500 at the end of the year (fingers crossed everybody haha). With this big landmark of 300, I’ve decided to look through my viewers map and find a place where I’ve only gotten a mere 3 views. There I found Oman!
So first of all, where the heck is Oman? (side note: no offense to those who are from there [
Omaners? Omanians? just looked it up: Omani’s], pls keep in mind I’m dumb and can hardly point out continents on a map, let alone countries) (watch these be the first and last 3 views from Oman haha) (I’M SORRY)
For those of you in the same boat as me:
This is Oman in all of its map glory. If you’re still confused (like I was because rip me) I found a picture of an airport and it’s routes from Oman.
So yah that’s where Oman is.
But what’s so special about Oman?
I then searched up so tourist attractions in Oman and found this helpful list of ten things to do in Oman. (Click the link if you’re interested, spoilers: it’s freaking cool). There are a bunch of crazy beautiful views (just like the 3 viewers from my blog, lol okay I’ll leave), and insane sights that are nothing like where I’m from. Here are just a couple of pictures from the website I linked above:
In short, it’s beautiful. What most interested me is their capital, Muscat. Something about it just seems otherworldly and futuristic to me. Apparently this is Oman’s trade center, which I read here is where 30% of the world’s exported oil shipments pass. AKA Oman is a big deal. Also in that article, it mentions that the U.S. and Oman are friendly, which for some reason makes me extra happy. When it comes to geography, my favorite concept is countries being friends (I just imagine America and Oman having little friendship bracelets lol)
Then I wondered what their government is like. I found out that Oman is an absolute monarchy, currently being ruled by Sultan Qaboos. When I looked up some more about him, I found this somewhat ridiculous website where people can straight up review Oman’s government?? Like, excuse you? There’s only one review and it’s in all caps (4 stars), which I found to be hilarious. I think the idea of “Rate this World Government” is a bit much haha. In other news, apparently Sultan Qaboos is the longest serving Arab leader (ever since 1970). That’s 47 years. Aren’t you tired Qaboos? I don’t know how things work in Oman, but after 4 years of governing America, our presidents look beat.
(lastly, here’s Oman’s national anthem with lyrics in the description box) (you’re welcome)
To sum up this little Oman 101 guide for dumbs, I’m actually really happy I did this. In fact, I feel pretty smart now and I’m definitely going to test my boyfriend on where Oman is (if he’s not reading this- if so, lol hey bb whats good). Hopefully you guys enjoyed this more informative post! I’d love to know what you think and if you’ve found a new interest in Oman like I have. If you happen to know or find out more interesting facts about Oman, please leave a comment!
(future Alli Edit: if you liked this post make sure to check out my next one: Zambia 101!)