Oman and Yemen

close neighbours

The Saudi lead attacks on Yemen seem to have become more aggressive and widespread following the death of 50 Bahraini and UAE troops who are engaged in military action in Marib Yemen.  Inexplicably the damage includes the home of Oman’s Ambassador to Yemen.

Shibam Yemen
Shibam Yemen

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Travelling through southern Yemen

The road from Thumrayt into Al Mazyunah leads into the northeast desert of Yemen and my destination the Hadramawt. We stopped in Rimah some half way on our journey for lunch that, at 1,000Yemeni Riyals (roughly 2 Omani Rials), was about twice the cost of a similar rice and meat dish in Oman. Eventually, I arrived in the old town of Seyoun where I intended to stay for a few nights.  My hotel was just off the main square where the old palace, a confection of white plaster, dominates the town.

The Centre of Sayoun in Yemen
The Centre of Sayoun in Yemen

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