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Yemen – Is It Safe?

Market in the Old City - Sana'a, Yemen

Note: Due to the current conflict, I cannot recommend a visit to Yemen at this time, except for Socotra Island which continues to be a safe destination. The situation is Yemen is volatile and security is patchy – with an irregular line between safe and potentially dangerous provinces.  Yemen is considered universally dangerous by foreign […]

Yemen – What To See

Village of Atefer - Haraz Mountains, Yemen

This information is not meant to encourage anyone to travel to Yemen (with the exception of Socotra Island) due to the current conflict. My personal experience in Yemen was restricted to Sana’a and the Haraz Mountains due to time constraints. Thankfully, the Old City of Sana’a is arguably the most beautiful city in the world, […]

Yemen – Practical Information

Wadi Dahar - Haraz Mountains, Yemen

This information is not meant to encourage anyone to travel to Yemen (with the exception of Socotra Island) due to the current conflict. Before you go: You must obtain a visa before you travel to Yemen.  Apparently, visas are currently denied to individual travellers, so you will need the assistance of a local agency to […]

The Story Behind The Photo: Sana’a, Yemen

Market in the Old City - Sana'a, Yemen

“I audibly gasped when I entered the Old City of Sana’a, for it was as if I had just arrived in a town lifted from the pages of an Arabian fairytale. The taxi drove through the twisting roads which lay at the bottom of narrow canyons of towering thin buildings, with facades resembling gingerbread houses […]