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Old Dec 6, 13, 3:55 am
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DanielW
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We then set off again in the car, driving up the mountains, and stopped to admire the Wadi below. The carefully planted trees are khat.


At the top, we stopped for a visit to the ancient town of Kawkaban. The elevation was about 2800 meters, so quite cool in the late afternoon.


An old lady in the town.


The view from the town was amazing, and could see the town of Shibam below, and Thula & Hababah in the top left.


There was lots of graffiti or propaganda about. Not all the locals were keen on it however, and had tried to remove some of it. The words on the right roughly translate to "If you try and remove the graffiti, you are pro-US".


We then walked down from Kawkaban, descending down into the village of Shibam.


A local boy in Shibam.


Some more graffiti, and was a bit of an eye-sore on the beautiful building. Roughly translates as 'God is great, death to Israel, death to USA, Jews, freedom for Islam'.


My guide Mohammed with a local lady in the background.


Some more of the local kids facinated with the camera I was carrying about. After a long day exploring the countryside, we headed back to Sana'a at about 5pm.

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