Yemen: Exploring Hauf

Hauf is an absolutely beautiful Yemeni town set in a stunning environment on the beautiful coast underneath mountains and craggy cliffs. But it’s not a postcard resort-style beauty – it’s real Yemen! Traditional Yemeni architecture of stone square houses line up the dusty street running along the shore. Camels roam around or just simply lie on the sides of the road. People walk the streets, surprised to see a tourist visiting. Some have AK-47s slung over shoulders, and an occasional truck with a machine gun mounted on the back drives by. This part of Yemen didn’t see the war as it remained firmly loyal to the officially recognized government.