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A Trip to Yemen

A Trip to Yemen

Old Dec 6, 13, 7:48 pm
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Great Picture, full frame is awesome, I may save for RX1!^
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Old Dec 7, 13, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by glennaa11 View Post
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing your great photos and story!
Thank you, glennaa11.

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or did it seem to be a case of overrepresentation of the views of an extremist minority?
Just to add what hauteboy & FlyIgglesFly have said, the main source of grief amongst the locals against the US is the drone attacks, and the consequent inadvertent civilian casualties.

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Great Picture, full frame is awesome, I may save for RX1!^
Yes, if you go to the effort and travel all that way, a decent camera is a definite must.

Just one last pic, a little kid helping himself to our lunch leftovers on day 3.

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Old Dec 7, 13, 3:37 am
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Very intereresting!
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Old Dec 7, 13, 4:12 am
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Amazing!

Thanks for sharing
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Old Dec 7, 13, 4:55 am
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Love it! It's great to read reports of the not so reported
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Old Dec 7, 13, 2:32 pm
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Stunning trip report DanielW! I loved your pictures and how you focused on the true essence of a country: the people. Thanks to your report I discovered how beautiful a country I didn't know very much but for bad news is. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Dec 7, 13, 5:00 pm
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Super pix! You really have some wonderful portraits in there. I do enjoy seeing everyday life - the shops and workshops, kids, shoppers, meals in what are clearly not tourist restaurants. Very well done and much appreciated!
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Old Dec 7, 13, 5:38 pm
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Wonderful photos of what must have been a fascinating trip. Thanks for posting.
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Old Dec 8, 13, 7:19 am
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Thanks, guys! Now to sus out which out of the way place to visit next.

Just the Janbiya I bought at the old city souq:

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Old Dec 9, 13, 2:03 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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Old Dec 9, 13, 2:18 pm
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Great photos of a fascinating and un-reported place
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Old Dec 9, 13, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by DanielW View Post
Thanks, guys! Now to sus out which out of the way place to visit next.

Just the Janbiya I bought at the old city souq:
Nice.. I bought mine in Thila.. for $40 Mailing it home cost almost as much.
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Old Dec 10, 13, 12:32 am
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Nice.. I bought mine in Thila.. for $40 Mailing it home cost almost as much.
I guess it made its way home ok? Mine caused abit of grief when my bag was x-rayed at the airport (prior to check-in), and had to have my bag pulled apart.

I think I met the same bookseller (and the same sales pitch) at the Arabia Felix too:



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Old Dec 10, 13, 3:46 am
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AMAZING photos!
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Old Dec 10, 13, 7:20 am
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what a wonderful report. good to read stories and see pictures of tourists going into countries which are kind off the beaten track. makes me really want to to there as well. ^^^
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