Always ethereal, always eclectic, I write as the mood strikes, when there intrigue reveals itself. Usually that means something controversial or adventure of some sort.

I've tried really hard to be unprovocative, but have as yet been unsuccessful.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Return to the Land of Qat and Man-Skirts

Long ago, at the beginning of this blog, I journeyed to an ancient land, to explore what might await me. Today I had the opportunity to return again.

When I first visited, I took a picture at night of a new, great mosque being built. I accidentally used my flash, and one of the guard-soldiers made me delete the picture, on penalty of taking my camera. I went back to the hotel room and took the picture from a distance- for there was no logical reason why they would deny people the right of taking pictures of a mosque that can be seen from everywhere in the city. This incredibly beautiful mosque, the President's Mosque, is the largest in Yemen and one of the largest in the world, and it is now completed.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Paranormal Panorama

Suqutra is that Yemeni island that I would really love to get to one day. Just now my Google Bots have delivered some radical new links. It's about as close as one can get without actually being there.

Dragon's Blood trees, Diksum Plateau, Socotra, Yemen in Yemen

Between two Dragon's Blood trees, Socotra, Yemen in Yemen

Wadi Geneb, Socotra, Yemen in Yemen

Homhil Protected Area, Socotra, Yemen in Yemen

Sand dunes, Socotra, Yemen in Yemen