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A Trip to Yemen

Old Dec 10, 13, 1:29 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:

I noticed this Janbiya in a lot of pictures... why do the locals carry this?
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Old Dec 10, 13, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by HangukStyle View Post
I noticed this Janbiya in a lot of pictures... why do the locals carry this?
One use I was told is that it is worn as an accessory piece to clothing - the same way we (in the west or east ) wear watches, bags, hats, scarves, etc, as an accessory piece.

It can be very pricey - depending on the quality of material used (gold, silver, ivory, etc,).

Some are passed down from generation to generation and some people have them made to match their personality/style.

Not sure of the other (current) uses.

Also, that was a fantastic trip report.
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Old Dec 10, 13, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by thekfc View Post
One use I was told is that it is worn as an accessory piece to clothing - the same way we (in the west or east ) wear watches, bags, hats, scarves, etc, as an accessory piece.

It can be very pricey - depending on the quality of material used (gold, silver, ivory, etc,).

Some are passed down from generation to generation and some people have them made to match their personality/style.

Not sure of the other (current) uses.

Also, that was a fantastic trip report.
It is part of the national 'costume'. It's worn with a thick belt around the waist. They even wear the scabbard in the airport (sans the knife of course!)
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Old Dec 10, 13, 8:57 pm
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Awesome photos, Daniel ~ especially those of the Yemeni people. You've definitely got the eye. This has to be one of my favorite photo trip reports ever published here on FT - and that's without a single First Class meal shot! Thanks for this stellar effort!
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Old Dec 10, 13, 10:14 pm
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Originally Posted by hauteboy View Post
They even wear the scabbard in the airport (sans the knife of course!)
My guide welcoming some Japanese guests at Sana'a International.




Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
Awesome photos, Daniel ~ especially those of the Yemeni people. You've definitely got the eye. This has to be one of my favorite photo trip reports ever published here on FT - and that's without a single First Class meal shot! Thanks for this stellar effort!
Thank you, Seat 2A. I got into photography before getting the travel bug, but both hobbies have now become quite complimentary:

www.dsw-photo.com
I really enjoyed your report on your recent travels too, so many miles! You'll have to buy a bigger camera though, less chance of leaving it on the plane.
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Old Dec 11, 13, 9:41 am
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Amazing TR with stunning pics, I am not sure if anyone asked earlier, but what camera/lens did you use?
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Wow, this brings back some memories! I spend a month in Yemen some years back. It's truly a remarkable country, well worth the effort to visit. I only wish I had taken pictures as good as these...
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Old Dec 11, 13, 11:18 am
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Great pics

I have always wanted to go to Yemen especially Sanaa and Socotra. Thanks to your pictures, all I can think about now is Yemeni bread and a hot bowl of Salta.
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Old Dec 11, 13, 11:48 pm
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Thanks, guys!

Originally Posted by chicagodesi View Post
I am not sure if anyone asked earlier, but what camera/lens did you use?
Just a Canon 5D3, with the 17-40L, 24L & 50L lenses.
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Old Dec 12, 13, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by DanielW View Post
Thanks, guys!



Just a Canon 5D3, with the 17-40L, 24L & 50L lenses.
JUST a Canon 5D Mark III??? No wonder you're getting such amazing shots! Of course you can have the best camera in the world but if you can't compose shots then it's no good, but your photographic skills are quite impressive!
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Old Aug 25, 15, 5:56 am
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Fabulous trip report. I love the pics of the people. I wonder what their life is like. What is their story.

Nice to read a report on a less frequented, by Flyertalk standards, destination
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Old Apr 2, 16, 1:30 pm
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Another fantastic report, Daniel! Great photos!
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Old Apr 23, 18, 10:25 am
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Hello

Hello amazing photos thanks for sharing your experience and photos with us. And I would kindly like to ask if I can use your photos for a project?
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