Is this actually, secretly, a movie set? I found myself asking that question a lot — in my head.

So much of it was unreal to me.

I have been to many places, but the authenticity and the intensity of 'stuff this old' is unrivalled.

Walking the streets of Old Sana'a was a visual treat in every possible way. The architecture and the fashion. The traditions. There was, and that's probably still the case, nothing like it.

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