January 28, 2008 GMT
Entering Yemen

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About to enter Yemen

The ride from Salalah to the Yemen border along the coast is some of the most spectacular biking that you are likely to find any place in the world. This is a good road through mountain passes with numerous hairpin bends and one needs to ensure that you are not to distracted by the stunning scenery and views.

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Camping in Yemen.


We are attempting to camp as much as we can along the way as there is the obvious cost saving and also experiencing the nature and outdoors of the countries we travel through.
As can be seen from this picture there are plenty of wide open spaces that can be utilized for camping.


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Jerry enjoying a local meal at a fishing village somewhere in Yemen.

We decided to take the coastal route through Yemen and we were not disappointed by what we saw and experienced in this region of the country. The local food we found delicious and cheap and although there are few Yemeni’s that speak English they were always happy to help and try and understand what our needs were. Fuel is also very cheap and there is no shortage of petrol along the way.


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Bikes and us on back of truck.

We had our first mechanical problem about 600 kilometers from Sana’a when the BMW’s clutch started playing up. It fortunately finally gave out in a town where we were able to silicate the help of the local police and arrange a truck to take us and the bikes to Sana’a. We spent an interesting night on the back of the truck with the bikes but did see some spectacular scenery during the daylight hours and we were obviously disappointed not to have been able to do this stretch of road on the bikes.

Posted by Lionel Haggard at January 28, 2008 02:13 PM GMT
 



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