The title of this post might be a little bit confusing. Let me clarify – for the past seven or eight weeks I have been eagerly awaiting the Eid Al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) vacation. It has finally arrived and I am off to Switzerland to enjoy chocolate, mountains, hiking, running and beautiful landscapes. I will not be celebrating this festive holiday in Switzerland. Instead I will be enjoying my week away from Oman. To be honest, one of my favorite things about Ibri is packing my backpack to leave town.
I like to call Switzerland my second home. When I think about it – who wouldn’t want to call Switzerland home? Before heading to the Middle east I lived in Langenthal in canton Bern for a couple of years, long before I started running. Back then I used to hike and bike the trails that are scattered in and around the city. I often met joggers and thought I would like to be jogging too but I never had the courage to start. I believed running (jogging) would be too hard for me.
Luckily, the daily boredom in a remote desert town like Ibri drives one to find and experiment with new hobbies. Times have changed – I am now a runner (slow jogger to be exact) and I will be training like crazy in my second favorite country.