Muscat is the capital of the Sultanate of Oman in the Arabian Peninsula and our first ever experience of a homestay abroad. Some 8 hours away from London via Oman Air, I share my experience of an Omani homestay and the best things to do here while visiting.
So many people ask "what is it like travelling with a child to a far, unknown, foreign country... And alone". Some people comment on how brave it is, how educational and stimulating it is for both parent and child.
Then there are some who hold some negative thoughts about the whole concept; "It's dangerous, how can you go all that way alone?" or "He will never remember it so what's the point in spending all that money" and even "What if something happens to you, you don't know anyone".