I am a lady of a certain age who has done quite a bit of travelling mostly with spouse.
I would like to pay a return visit to Oman to learn about the Muslim way of life. Hence my desire to live with a family.
Would be willing to teach English to children or do some cooking or household chores.
I could afford to pay for my accommodation if no other arrangements can be arranged.
The ideal time would be Nov 2011 to Jan 2012.
Is there another lady traveller out there who might already have done this sort of thing.
Would like to hear of your experiences
I must add that all the people that I met whilst in Oman last year was extremely hospitable and nice people.
An interesting proposition. I know of exchange students living with Omani families, and of researchers living in Omani families to get an insight for their research - such an Mandana Limbert - snip - Yours is a different project and there may be a lot of difficulties and uncertainties in it, but it also has a great potential for unique experiences and extraordinary insights.
Would like to hear more about it. Is any help wanted with finding a suitable family? Institutions such as schools or associations like the Anglo-Omani Society, the German-Omani Associetion, etc. could also help to trace individuals with suitable contacts to Omani families.
Good luck and keep us posted!
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]
Thank you for the information. I will follow up the leads you gave me.
I am going to try and find any people from Oman who might be working in this locality and speak with them also. It would also be great to learn a bit of the language. Although I did find when I was there that a lot of Arabs spoke English especially the children who seem to be learning at school.
Will keep you posted.
Someday I will be able to join you or solo travelers like you...have a good trip!