SUBSCRIBER ONLY POST. Yemen is fascinating! Get my take on the history + culture of Yemen.
Standing on a crag the ancient tower houses of Al Hajjarah and the surrounding Haraz mountains evoke an Arabian Nights mystique.
Old Sanaa is an Arabian Nights vision - straight from the tales of the 1001 Nights. And it's one the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world.
I was walking the streets of Taizz in Yemen, when suddenly this folk musician stops and offers to play a tune for me as crowds gather around.
Video of boys surfing barefoot down ancient irrigation channels amid the mountain villages in Yemen.