Φωτογραφίες

Photographer's Note

My first upload from Yemen, just came back yesterday. I have traveled with maciekda, we have also met trekers: lucinka and rbcy1974.

Qat is being chewed by 80% of adult males population and 40% of females. Also kids under 12 years old chew qat. They claim it has wonderful effect, trying it myself, I didn't find any particular effect except small stimulation, similar to coffee or tea.
Walking around in Yemen you can see, that almost everyone chews qat.
A bag for one session costs around £2. Chewed every day, it's big expense for every family (17% of family income is spend on qat). Big part of the land that could have been used to grow fruits and vegetables is wasted for qat.
Also almost 15 000 000 working hours are wasted daily on chewing qat...
Thought there is no alcohol at all in Yemen, qat seems to be the only pleasure...

Nevertheless, people in Yemen are probably the nicest that i have ever met. Every visitor is surprised how friendly Yemen is. I can encourage everyone to go there.

holmertz, arturski, ElAprendiz έχουν(ει) επιλέξει αυτή τη σημείωση ως χρήσιμη

Photo Information
Viewed: 4010
Points: 10
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Maciej Stangreciak (m_s_s) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 54 N: 144] (1691)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH