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Today I was going to Yemen. Yes, Yemen. The same place where the USS Cole was bombed in 2000, the same place where the US Embassy was bombed this past September, the same place where pirates are operating nearby in the Gulf of Aden, the same place where two Belgian tourists and a group of Japanese tourists were kidnapped. Yes, this is the Yemen I …
... nor have I been pestered in any way, shape, or form. People always seem super respectful.
The highlight of this particular trip was the conversation I had with two little boys playing football. They were fantastic. I shall try to outline our conversation (which was totally in Arabic!). I'm just going to combine the two boys into one to simplify it.
"Welcome!" Said the boy(s).
"Thanks," said I as I watched ...
... the bus through the gate but stopped in the
middle. Apparently the van was too heavy to get over a bump in the
middle... so a bunch of people piled out. I was on my way to the exit
when they said I could just stay as the other people had lightened
the bus/van that they could manage the bump. So everyone clamors back
on and we were on our way. After a few short seconds, I wanted off. I
was okay with walking. The road was not really a road at all but ...
... and Jeri) The cake was as fantastic as promised. We met up with Jake and Felix and we headed back. Me to go to bed and them to prepare for a trip to the Russian Club. Here's what I know about the Russian club: considering that Yemen is a dry country the alcohol was cheap, it's located in the 'Tourist Plaza' or something like that, it's where the last of the Jews in Yemen have been relocated to (the plaza, not the club), it's where ...
... shall be quenched with cool sweet water, and your empty stomach will be filled with delicious morsels of fruit, vegetables, or meat. As expected, you'll have to acquire those small portions from a variety of restaurant guest. A little friendly begging can go along way too. You are assured to get decent directions and food for little to know cost if you're in need because to feed a person ...