In 2006 I had a memorable trip to Yemen, travelling independently through the desert and into the Hadramaout. Spectacular towns and scenery with polite people made the journey full of interest.
Finally I arrived in Mukalla which, like Muttrah, is a whitewashed Arabian Sea port overlooked by a crescent of forbidding mountains. Cutting through Mukalla is its Khor seen here in the video by Haidar Sumeri and above in the photo (by me 🙂 .
Cyclone Chapala swept over Mukalla during the last 24hours emptying an ocean of water into the mountains.
With Saudi bombs raining down in the west and a Cyclone in the east, the poverty stricken population will have an increasing struggle over the next months.