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Yemen to Dubai by bus

The Red Sea slaps lazily against the boulders on the waterfront of Al Huydayda, Yemens fourth largest city. I wander in the sticky heat and smells of shit, past cardboard shacks built atop the boulderbank. I don’t look closely at the old men inside. Across the empty street concrete hulks arise from rubble, I feel […]


Blasted Desert! Im back in air-con comfort in UAE after a speedy trip through the desert expanses of Yemen and Oman. Flying into Sana (capital of Yemen) I crossed the “empty quarter” of Arabia, huge sand dunes and nothing else. Sanaa is a brown, earthy color, mud brick houses, dust djinnis and concrete sprawl of […]