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Where the heck were we?Tuesday:
It was movie night at the Markez. Danielle kindly asked me to
accompany her in an adventure to the Old City in search of our film,
“A New Day in Old Sana'a.” It's a movie I'd already seen twice
before but love. In its way it enforces tradition. A man marries who
he's supposed to, not the woman he loves. Not subtle but classy.
After class most of the students went to the Al-Saleh Mosque. Thanks
Okay so here's the rest of Wednesday: Jeri had a birthday dinner at Grill 101. This woman is fantastic. She's one of those enigmatic people that attract an amazing, ecclectic mash up of friends. So her birthday party was pretty epic for only being in Yemen for a couple of months (she said this is 'nothing' she couldn't fit everyone she knows in the restaurant), I don't even have that many friends at home.
On the way there, ...
... I was not going to be as enraptured with the gingerbread houses
as I had hoped. That the majesty of the history wouldn't be as
enthralling. Sana'a is more than I could have asked for. In the
pictures, you see only the old city and it seems so subdued and calm.
But it's not. Not in the least. I don't think I've ever been to a
city so alive. (And mom, quite colorful.) And a city so different
from what I expected. Is it still Old School Arabia? Of course. ...
It was June 2004, I was a long term substitute, and I was stronger in my Islamic faith. My Muslim brothers from the Dawa Center energetically informed me about the Salifee Arabia language institute. Apparently there was a flyer, I I removed the flier from the info board in the hallway near the Musalla (prayer area), and I carefully read every informative detail. Prior to being informed about ...
... in Sana'a are made of big stones. This makes the house cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. I like the weather in Sana'a.
The life in Sana'a is easy. People are not hurry for anything except driving fast.
Ladies wear the black suit to cover themselves from neck to feet, some ladies even cover their face with vail. But when they ...