arabian Peninsula

Yemen, located in the southwestern corner of the Arabian peninsula, is one of the most intriguing countries in the Arab world. The Old City of Sana'a with its extraordinary architecture is a must-see, just like the dramatic mountain terraces in the northern and central portions of the country. In 2008 I spent two weeks in the Republic of Yemen.

Boy on a donkey with jambiya

A boy on a donkey proudly wears his jambiya, a short dagger traditionally worn by men in Yemen

Yemen drivers

Mohammed, Hussein and Ali, drivers

Minaret Sana'a

Minaret in the Old City of Sana'a, Yemen

Yemen Mountains

Standing on the edge of a cliff, Yemen mountains

Tour info

This tour in February 2008 was organized by Hauser Exkursionen, Germany and led by the Yemeni tour guide Mustafa Al Faik.


Wandering without aim through the Unesco-protected Old City of Sana'a, arguably one of the most beautiful cities anywhere on Earth