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... who just had her eyelashes burnt off by a flaming stove), Jeri, Paul, and Danielle. As we neared the Old City we realized that our intended destination was going to close in 10 minutes so they all agreed on another place.
As we were walking around downtown, we were suddenly assaulted by a kid who was just a pain in the ass. He clung on to us and showed us to an open hotel. He wouldn't leave and he kept asking, "How old ...
sans the kids hunting you down with their wheelbarrows... there was a
complete lack of verdure, and literally the whole town is ONE color.
I've never seen a place act as a complete downer. I can appreciate
the history but if I lived there my bi-polar would probably cause me
to spontaneously combust to get away from the dismal-ness
worked our way back down the mountain and eventually up ...
... so here I go:
Going to sleep: Everyone thinks I'm mildly ridiculous because I think a city staying open until 10 or 11 is late but when you're used to a city closing up at 6, you are allowed to be in awe. But, in other words, that means that I can still hear some hustle and bustle when I go to bed. Not the bad kind of noise. Just background. One noise I love to hear though is the call to prayer. Or the myriad of calls to prayer. Sana'a ...
... is a very nice woman but at this point all I can see her as is the enemy. I cannot understand a thing she says. She even says it slowly so my brain can hop aboard but I stutter like a newbie. Oh well. What doesn't kill us humiliates us and eventually makes us better. Mohammed on the other hand is my hero. He talks like someone put a healthy dose of speed in his Yemeni coffee (which is fantastic- the coffee, not speed). I understand ...
... hitting him. She came home
crying because she felt bad but Mustafa told her that the man had
People always say how closed minded
Yemenis are and how oppressive is their culture, and I suppose
comparatively, it is both of these things. But not all women cover
their faces, I saw a husband and wife holding hands, the occasional
Yemeni woman out alone, women can drive here, they have plastic
surgery, it's super easy to ...
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