Yes, I visited Yemen recently, even though the hospitality industry in Yemen is at it’s lowest at the moment due to the bad propaganda associated with the country, as well as travel bans and other political issues. However, we really had a good time in Yemen.
They don’t have good hotels to offer, the only 4/5 star hotel they had was the Sheraton Sanaa. But due to low occupancy, it has now turned in to something else other than a hotel.
But regardless of that, Yemenis are very friendly people. They like to be photographed – see my post about it here (Sura-sura…!); their landscape is like no other I have seen in the Middle East. Sanaa, it’s capital, is one of the oldest cities ever inhabited.
These are the other posts on Yemen:
- Arabian Windows (1/13/2014)
- Sura… sura…! (3/4/2014)
- The Yemen (5/13/2014)
- Why Yemen? (1/16/2014)
- Yemen in Brief (1/31/2014)
Map of Yemen:
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