Khasab Oman is famous for diving, dolphin watching, rocky mountains and the luscious blue sea. Early this year, I spent almost one month in this village. I came to know the city centre where the one and only bakery can be found, a handful of restaurants where Chinese and Filipino dishes are part of the menu, a couple of coffee houses, NO fast-food chains, a fishmonger shop, a butcher shop, and corner shops. There are still a few men who carry with them a walking stick used for herding cattle or camels.
The fishmonger shop was the most interesting find, that’s because
this shop only sells the catch of the day. Each sea creature is still flapping and flipping, so freshness is 100% guaranteed.
At the breakwater, whilst waiting for the dhow to take us on a dolphin watching tour, we saw one local guy who was trying to catch a fish with a line. We
were teasing him cause it looked so impossible to get something out of those waters but we got it all wrong….a few minutes later, he was running towards his mates, proudly raising his price catch…. a huge cuttlefish the size of a football. Mates were clapping with glee because that’s lunch sorted!
Life in this village is as such, family is still pretty much a part of the landscape. People are content and happy the way they are and will always be no matter what the
challenges of modernity and technology bring in.