Golden Dar Tourist Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sanaa
... forgotten though it has arisen many a time in conversation, Mike of the epic bicycle, Ali of the business English program at the kulia, (I do apologize that I don't know how to spell your name, I shall have to guess) Jann, Joseph, Danielle, and Sebastien. I could bother to give you the particulars of everyone in this situation but I shan't because alas, I have a life.
So anyway, having nothing to do of a Wednesday/ Friday night, Mustafa and myself accepted an offer to ...
... we traversed a steep gravel path. The dust just clogged my
eyes something fierce and clung to my sweaty face (attractive, I
know. I just want to provide a complete description... if I didn't
feel that smiley faces were un-classy I'd put a winking one here). We
made it back. A satisfactory trip all-in-all. Yemen was redeemed when
a) I saw Wadi Ajhar and b) when I returned to the best place on this
Earth... Sana'a. I've been trying to figure out how ...
... change the language to Arabic, it says the time in Arabic. I can text in English and Arabic; I have approximately 90 ringtones, I've got 20 themes, a whole spectrum of color schemes (or colour), and a screen saver; It has four language options; Radio; I have the option of a Gregorian calendar or the Hijri one; Three fabulous games; Calculator; Converter for: temperature, weight, length, area, volume, currency, and it can recall the last ...
... to meander back toward the
Markez (where we're staying). We found a nice little cafe called
ألاصد 02;اء(Friends Cafeteria) with it's rainbow
colored sign. It was pretty amazing. Here's the lineup: fresh
squeezed OJ, Yemeni coffee (I'm not quite sure what was in it but it
was pretty nifty), a huuuuuuuge plate of chicken and rice, khobz
... to some sort of hotel personel loitering about near the exit. He looked at me and said (in English), "You speak Arabic?"
"Eywa, qaleelan. FusHa faqat." (Yes, a little. Modern Standard only.)
"You speak it really well," the man, Awad, said. Awad asked for my email and gave me his. This way I can help him with his English (his English is already perfect) and he can help me with my Arabic.
One of Awad's fellow loiterers asked me a ...