on 5 July 2000
Yemen - travels in pictionary land captures the sights, smells, culture and magic of Yemen, seen through the eyes of author Tim Mackintosh-Smith. Tim's lovingly crafted narrative takes you from the bustle of Sana'a to an adventure in the empty quarter, chronicling every conceivable aspect of the clash between the modern and ancient world. A must for adventurous travellers, people watchers and anyone who enjoys reading a beautifully written book.
on 2 February 2000
A wonderful modern day travel adventure, refreshing to know that there are still places unpolluted by mass tourism. I didn't know anything about Yemen until reading this book and it gave a great insight into the people and their poisons, unusual eating habits and old tales , you could almost smell the air they breathed. It was a great escapist read from the winter blues and would recommend to anybody planning to visit.My only criticism is that it put me off cheshire cheese for a while
on 29 October 2004
This love letter to an infuriating but mesmeric throng is deft and flippant. His wordage deliberately deep-woven to hold the warp and wafts of a broad swath of Yemen.
If you have anything to do with this unique country, please read this twice and make note of the names - the old men still live in gorgeous langorous madness, asprawl in the mafraj amid the qat leavings.