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Yemen - Story of my trip to Vietnam

Yemen - Story of my trip to Vietnam


YEMEN
The land of the Queen of Sheba

by John


Aden (capital of the 'Adan governorate in Yemen)

Yemen, located south of the Arabian peninsula and inhabited since ancient times, traveling to this land is an unforgettable experience, like meeting its people “The men with the kindest heart”, in the words of Muhammad.

The land of the chewers of qat is divided into 3 parts: the coastal one on the Red Sea to the west, called Tihama, the central highlands and the arid desert areas of the north and east.

La Tihama has a very hot climate in the summer months, with monsoon rainfall between July - September and March - April; temperate climate on the central plateaus, with heights from 1500 to 3500 meters; the eastern and northern desert areas are very hot and dry, unlike Tihama which has high humidity. The island of Suqutra, the largest in the Republic of Yemen, has temperatures that never go to the maximum or minimum degrees, but a pleasant and constant temperature, frequently beaten by the wind that reaches the strength of a hurricane in the monsoon periods.

This part of the Arabian peninsula has very ancient origins, developing around the first millennium BC, here the incense trade began to flourish, of which this land was rich, this fragrance conquered distant routes and markets, under the control of the Sabeans.

Later on, the power of the Sabeans, which began in the east and then extended to present-day Yemen, declined, giving way to new kingdoms, the most important of which was that of Himyar in the third century. DC, was later invaded by many peoples from Iran, Ethiopia, Egypt, but no one ever managed to completely take the country.

The only invasion of significant proportions was the arrival of Islam, to which religion many Yemenis adhered, later forming other religious groups, moving away from the Sunni current. From the fifteenth century. onwards other foreign powers invaded these lands for the dominance of the coast on the Red Sea, such as Egyptians and Portuguese, while starting from the nineteenth century the British arrive on this southern land, who occupied Aden which became their protectorate until 1967. In 1962, upon the death of Iman, the Arab Republic of Yemen was founded, forces loyal to Iman with the help of Great Britain and Saudi Arabia , fought against the republicans supported by Egypt and Russia. In 1967 the British withdrew from Aden and formed the People's Republic of South Yemen, the only Arab Marxist state, called the Democratic People's Republic of Yemen, in 1970. The Unified Republic of Yemen was formed in 1990 and the constitution was promulgated the following year, but despite this the civil war raged until the new reunification under President Saleh.


Aden (capital of the 'Adan governorate in Yemen)


Aden (capital of the 'Adan governorate in Yemen)


Aden (capital of the 'Adan governorate in Yemen)


Aden (capital of the 'Adan governorate in Yemen)


Aden (capital of the 'Adan governorate in Yemen)


Aden (capital of the 'Adan governorate in Yemen)


Aden (capital of the 'Adan governorate in Yemen)

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