Monthly Archives: July 2009

Yemen – how dangerous in reality?

The seven o´clock muezzin just took tone and the prayers from the holy Koran spreads across the darkness which dominates the old city of Sanaa…it is the day before Sunday (Friday here) and I wouldn´t like to be in any … Continue reading

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The Swedish idiot and the conman

I feel more amazed than upset. This nasty incident happens in every country in the world, but, the reasons it happened in Sanaa, Yemen, are two. First, the major reason, I am in Yemen, the unlikeliest place I thought it … Continue reading

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Salta, the Yemeni Sunday roast

“Hal andarah salta?” I asked the owner, Ahmed, and he nodded and said something like: “Mumtaz salta!” So I just walked into a hole in a wall, sat down at the back of the room, next to a big poster … Continue reading

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A taxi ride to Brid and Richard

“What I think about the Saudis…” , Kasim said whilst chewing an enormous load of kat , “Hmmm…well, you have to excuse me, but I don´t want to talk bad about other people.Please excuse me.” Kasim, the taxi driver, well, … Continue reading

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Pollution and A Thousand and A Night in one

“Most students learn the Arabic alphabet in three days!” our teacher told us sharply this morning, “You have to do your home work better!” We three students in the beginners group looked down on the floor with shame and felt … Continue reading

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The second night in Sanaa coming up….

First of all, I had no idea that a place like this still did exist. It is kind of my old Arabian dream coming true and the souk in the Old City of Sanaa, is one of the most spectacular … Continue reading

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The importance of friends and contacts

What a mess of photos at the bottom you readers probably think….well, life is at times a mess, which it always definitely is when you once again break up and leave a relatively known and settled life, for something new … Continue reading

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