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  Mountain pass between Aden and Taiz
by janiebaxter

You can fly between most of the major cities in Yemen, certainly between the major tourist places. However, you will miss a lot of stunning scenery, mountain villages and atmosphere.
The roads are mostly good and a lot of new roads are being built so the driving situation can only get better. The Chinese have built some new roads and many wealthy Yemenis who live abroad finance the building of roads in their local areas.
The rural wadis and some mountain passes still have gravel roads but 4 wheel drive vehicles can get most places ? especially with a good driver who knows his way around.
It is best to travel these roads during daylight and start early as rain can make them difficult in the afternoons and it is not good to be driving on them after dark.
Our tour was in 4 wheel drives with drivers, but we flew from Sana'a to Seiyun due to the security situation - FCO not allowing Brits to travel to Marib.

Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Written Mar 5, 2008
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