In Sanaa, capital of
. Clear blue skies zero pollution. Yemen
It's Id, what we called Hari Raya Haji in
. All shops closed except for qat stalls. Many men sitting around doing nothing but having the notorious qat. A very bitter stimulant herb and I didn't feel more awake or high. Not sure why they love it. Some Yemeni spent 30 to 50% of their income on that. Indeed a small bag shown to me cost 5000 Rials or US$25. 75% ofYemen's arable land is taken up for qat production. That is serious! A mental and social revolution is needed to change that form of mindset. Singapore
Also visited the old Jewish
. Picturesque and good view over Sanaa. village of Bayt Baws
Old Sanaa is quaint but not so enchanting, or maybe I need someone to guide me.