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A Trip to Yemen

A Trip to Yemen

Old Dec 6, 13, 3:57 am
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After having a bit of a rest at the hotel, we went for one last walkabout in the old city. Back in the metalworking area.


At the local hardware shop.


Three local guys.


At the spice souq.


Dinner for my last night in Sana'a.


Dates. There was a power cut, so generators and gas lamps were being used.


Bookshop.


Carpenter.


Buying some local sweets to take home to Dubai.


Back at airport for the flight home the next day.


Departing Sana'a after an amazing 3 days!
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Old Dec 6, 13, 5:53 am
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Amazing pictures!
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Old Dec 6, 13, 6:09 am
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Amazing pictures!
Thanks. Quite a picturesque place, the old city especially. A bit more authentic than the 'Disney-esque' 'old' city in Qatar.
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Fantastic report mate. Your pictures have definitely inspired me to keep exploring the more untouched places on this planet of ours. Thanks!
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Definitely one of the best TRs I have ever read on FT. I lived in Qatar for five years and saw many characters similar to those you captured, albeit amongst shiny buildings and large motorways rather than spectacular scenery and traditional buildings.

Thanks so much for posting DanielW. ^
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Old Dec 6, 13, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by im.daniel View Post
Fantastic report mate. Your pictures have definitely inspired me to keep exploring the more untouched places on this planet of ours. Thanks!
Thank you. Good to 'pay it forward' after being inspired by hauteboy's TR.

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Definitely one of the best TRs I have ever read on FT. I lived in Qatar for five years and saw many characters similar to those you captured, albeit amongst shiny buildings and large motorways rather than spectacular scenery and traditional buildings.

Thanks so much for posting DanielW. ^
Cheers! Yes Qatar, definitely feels abit more grounded than Dubai, and lots of reasons to be proud, like their Museum of Islamic Art.
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Old Dec 6, 13, 8:36 am
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Great pics, totally going to blow mine out of the water when I finish my trip report (that's been delayed due to holidays) to Yemen. My crappy little point and shoot won't match yours.

Personally, I loved the Old City and Wadi Dhar, but my twinged a bit when I looked at my pics vs. those from the BBC about the attack on the defense ministry yesterday and saw I had the same things in my album. I'm not sure about you though, but I didn't feel unsafe at all.
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A very nice trip report, Yemen is really next door but i never thought of visiting there.
Just a couple of corrections
The 99 names are not the Prophet Mohammed but for God.
The grafitti on the wall does not mention Christians.


Thank you again.
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Old Dec 6, 13, 9:57 am
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I always enjoy your trip reports. Very, very nice. Thanks for taking us to these interesting places.
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There are a lot of TRs in this forum with photos of amazing places. There are also many that are shot beautifully, with a nice camera and a great eye for detail and composition. You, my friend, have absolutely nailed both of these. What a fascinating place, and what beautiful photos. I am in awe of what you've done here, and encourage you to find other places to publish some of this.

I probably have a ton of questions about traveling in Yemen, and how you were received, but I'm just going to enjoy the pictures right now.
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Thanks. Wonderful pictures.
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Great pictures! Thanks for the report ^

(You should probably remove the picture of your passport though - for your privacy...)
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Old Dec 6, 13, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by FlyIgglesFly View Post
Personally, I loved the Old City and Wadi Dhar, but my twinged a bit when I looked at my pics vs. those from the BBC about the attack on the defense ministry yesterday and saw I had the same things in my album. I'm not sure about you though, but I didn't feel unsafe at all.
Yes, it was quite a senseless attack, killing innocent doctors & nurses.

I felt quite safe too, probably safer than most big western cities. The locals were very friendly and courteous, and always ready to give you the time of day while I poked a camera in their face. I guess its the few bad eggs/extremists that spoil things I guess

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A very nice trip report, Yemen is really next door but i never thought of visiting there.
Just a couple of corrections
The 99 names are not the Prophet Mohammed but for God.
The grafitti on the wall does not mention Christians.
Thank you again.
Thanks. My vague memory is to blame for the errors.

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I always enjoy your trip reports. Very, very nice. Thanks for taking us to these interesting places.
My pleasure, isaifan.

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I probably have a ton of questions about traveling in Yemen, and how you were received, but I'm just going to enjoy the pictures right now.
Thank you. Yes, any questions fire away.


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Thanks. Wonderful pictures.
Thanks, manneca.

Originally Posted by bluegreentravel View Post
Great pictures! Thanks for the report ^

(You should probably remove the picture of your passport though - for your privacy...)
Thanks. I photoshopped most of the details out, its due for renewal soon anyway though.
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Great report. Amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing as always!
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Old Dec 6, 13, 11:12 am
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Terrific report. Glad to hear that you felt safe.

Was their anything Jewish about the town you visited? Was there a synagogue that was abandoned? How did the Yemeni people describe the Jews leaving?

What award program did you use to book that hotel? Did you get bonus points? LOL

What is the controversy of the mosque? Too big for a poor country is my guess?
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