Traveling to Sana’a, Yemen Most travelers to Yemen will fly into Sana’a even if their final destination is Aden or Socotra. Sana’a is Yemen’s largest city, with a population of approximately 2 million inhabitants (Hodeidah, Taiz, and Aden only have around 500-600k inhabitants each). Views Over the Old City of Sana’a

Back in 2006 and 2007 when the security situation in Yemen was generally good, I was able to travel to Wadi Dhahr (approximately 15kms NW of Sana’a) on New Years Day, when my employer gave my colleagues and I the day off work.

My 20s were remarkable. I had lots of wonderful experiences, met loads of amazing people, traveled to many incredible destinations, and learned a number of surprising things. Although it is hard to come up with a list of only 20 highlights from the last 10 years, these are definitely the 20 experiences that stick, Read More

Click HERE to Read from the Beginning. 14. New York After having no interest in visiting New York for a number of years due to my perception of it being a large and unfriendly city, I finally made a trip there and was very pleasantly surprised. I have always enjoyed smaller towns and villages and, Read More

After having lived in Dubai for most of 2011 and traveling through Dubai almost monthly while I working in Yemen, I decided it was finally time to see what the other Emirates had to offer. I have spent lots of time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the years, but had only briefly visited, Read More

I have had the pleasure of routinely traveling through Dubai since 2002 and also lived / worked there for much of 2011, so I have quite a bit of experience with the city. Unfortunately, even though I have spent a lot of time in Dubai, I have only scratched the surface of all that the, Read More

On my way back to work from Bahrain, I decided to take a 2 night stopover to see and experience as much of Doha as I could. Doha is not really a backpacker destination, but still offers some interesting sights and is perfectly suited for stopovers. When I arrived in Doha for my planned visit,, Read More

When I arrived in Bahrain, I was absolutely exhausted. I was supposed to arrive the evening prior, but instead touched down at 08:00 after a number of airline issues and an unexpected layover in Doha where I only managed a few hours of sleep. When I finally got to my hotel, the Holiday Inn, Read More

Remember those Choose You Own Adventure books where you could make one of two choices and depending on the choice the book would take you on a different journey? I believe the same holds true for every choice made while traveling and maintain that having a positive outlook will usually result in the best, Read More