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Photo Of The Day: Yemen Beach

Photo Of The Day: Yemen Beach Slyhoo, Flickr Looking at the gorgeous beach landscape above, you might think you were looking at Hawaii or New Zealand. Today's Photo of the Day was actually taken in Yemen, a Middle Eastern country, which just celebrated its Unity Day after being consolidated in 1990, and...

Queen of Sheba's gold mine discovered in Ethiopia

Queen of Sheba's gold mine discovered in Ethiopia The gold mine of the Queen of Sheba has been discovered in Ethiopia, the Guardian reports. A local prospector led British archaeologist Dr. Louise Schofield to a mysterious mine in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region. Schofield believes that this was the source of the...

World's worst places: Top 10 places you do not want to visit in 2012

World's worst places: Top 10 places you do not want to visit in 2012 Update: Check out the World's Worst Places of 2013 here What comes to mind when you think of the world's worst place? While it is easy to complain about rural Wal-marts, La Guardia, Applebee's, and any government office with motor vehicle in its title, none of...

How to get a second passport

How to get a second passport A second passport sounds glamorous. And in point of fact, it is glamorous. There's no debating the matter. Possessing a second passport gives its bearer bragging rights and the ability to feel a wee bit like a spy, especially when he or she is traveling with both passports...

Dubai tour company offers pirate hunting cruises off horn of Africa

Dubai tour company offers pirate hunting cruises off horn of Africa After years of murders, kidnappings, and heists, the lawless sea near the horn of Africa seems to be getting worse. A Dubai firm is capitalizing on these pirate infested waters with a strange new form of pirate tourism. The tour company, Dubai based Seahunters LLC,...

Warnings continue to disrupt travel, cancel plans of many

Warnings continue to disrupt travel, cancel plans of many The State Department today advised Americans not to travel to Yemen and said those in the country should consider leaving today as warnings continue to disrupt travel world-wide. "The security threat level in Yemen is extremely high due to terrorist activities and...

U.S. lifts ban on travelers with HIV or AIDS

U.S. lifts ban on travelers with HIV or AIDS For the past 22 years, if you had HIV or AIDS and weren't American, you couldn't enter the U.S. That changed today as President Obama lifted the ban. Since the Obama administration is planning to host the 2012 World Aids Conference, the change in policy was necessary. ...

Man ignites small bomb on U.S. bound plane

Man ignites small bomb on U.S. bound plane A Nigerian man is under arrest after igniting a bomb on a plane bound for Detroit yesterday. Abdul Mudallad, 23, used a powder strapped to his leg mixed with a syringe containing some sort of liquid to set off a small explosion on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam...

European Union proposes global airline black list after Yemen crash

European Union proposes global airline black list after Yemen crash For several years, the European Union has been maintaining an airline black list. The list contains the bottom of the barrel in the aviation world. On it, you won't find any of the big global carriers, but it is very well represented by countries like Kazakhstan, Angola and...

Nine foreigners kidnapped in Yemen

Nine foreigners kidnapped in Yemen Nine foreigners, including three children, have been kidnapped in northern Yemen, the BBC reported. The foreigners were having a picnic when they were taken on Friday by the Huthi Zaidi, a Shia rebel group. The victims include a British and a Korean citizen. The rest of...

Yemen? Yeah, man.

Yemen? Yeah, man. Travel writing is usually at its most interesting, in my opinion, when it takes us to places we've never been, and especially to places where we've never thought of going. Like most travel-lovers, I daydream constantly about visiting scores of different places, but I can...

The "Other Galapagos" Island

The Two-hundred-and-fifty miles off the coast of Yemen, in the Indian Ocean, in an area pointed at by the Horn of Africa, is a rugged island called Socotra. The number 250 has special significance in another respect: the island has been geologically separated from the mainland...

Word for the Travel Wise (09/19/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (09/19/06) How I've managed to forget this wonderful travel site often loaded with photography from some lesser explored places - I do not know. TravelAdventures.org has an amazing photo set of Yemeni people, the Haraz Mountains, qat, and other Yemeni things. I'm going to bookmark this...

Photo of the Day (5/30/2006)

Photo of the Day (5/30/2006) This photo made me do a double take when I came across it on the Gadling Flickr site. The incongruity of a surfboard and a Kalashnikov was just too much for my coffee-deprived mind to absorb this morning. But it is the real deal, and was taken by our good friend...

Chewing Qat in Yemen

Chewing Qat in Yemen A fascinating little video over at National Geographic.com takes a look at the city of Muscat, Oman, where writer Bernice Notenboom and photographer Martin Hartleyo head out to explore some of the ancient and extremely remote nooks of Yemen. Takes a while to load, but it's...

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