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Old Dec 9, 13, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by hauteboy View Post
Overrepresentation of an extremist minority by/in the Western media. Everyone was very friendly and surprised to see tourists.
Originally Posted by FlyIgglesFly
Yah, I didn't get that sense at all. In fact, I got the sense from those I encountered that they recognized that those tourists who do still come to Yemen are in no way representative of, ah, shall we say the questionable actions of some governments in that country. That we are those open minded persons who go experience the place without prejudice.

That being said...I absolutely used my Irish and not my US passport.

And I was there during the first week of October and, other than being dusty and dry, temperature was perfect, both in Sanaa and in the mountains.
Wonderful to hear both accounts. Stunning photos, by the way, DanielW! Great to experience what I'm sure is an often misunderstood destination vicariously through you.
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