What’s That? A Diplomat?

Before I met Mr.YemenEm, I don’t think I knew what a diplomat was. I probably grouped diplomat with words like plutocrat, Argonaut, and Gangnam Style that I’d read and meant to look up, but never got around to. After I learned that a diplomat is a person who represents their country abroad, I still didn’t […]

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Potty Talk

Last weekend, Mr.YemenEm organized a volleyball tournament at the hotel for Yemeni high school students who recently returned from doing exchange programs in the U.S Every student desperately hoped they’d be placed in a a high rise apartment in New York City, but instead, they were placed in some really random places. (Albeit places that […]

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A Weekend in the UAE

There are several “quick” vacation spots from Sana’a that people at the embassy are known to travel to when the isolation of being in Yemen gets too much. Istanbul, thanks to a new somewhat direct route from Turkish Airlines, is an option (and Mr. YemenEm and I took this trip back in October and it […]

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What a View

This week I actually got to leave the confines of Sana’a to venture to a neighboring governorate (that’s what the different regions, kind of like states, are called here). Granted, I was in a car and wasn’t exactly rollerskating down the open road feeling the wind flow through my hair. But it was a certain […]

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