I put up 2 maps of Yemen because one shows the topography and the other shows the cities more clearly.
Sana’a, the gingerbread city.
Sabaean script on the ruins of a 200 B.C. building in the desert.
Trees that look like toys, Socotra Island.
Odd trees of Socotra Island.
A beach of Socotra Island.
Chewing Qat is almost the national activity of Yemen. Social customs revolve around the sharing of the drug bought fresh daily. Unfortunately it is highly addictive and has a number of health conseqences (one of which is mouth cancer from pesticides), as well as economic and environmental consequences. It has taken over the growing of coffee, sorgho and other crops, and uses up to 70% of Yemen’s precious water supply.
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Women going to harvest qat.
One of countless qat groves in Yemen.
Yemeni architecture, Sana’a.
Village of Kholan, Yemen.