Cultural Differences: Children

One thing that I have noticed in the middle East is that children here seem to be, for the most part, fearless.

When we were in Egypt, I remember looking across the field from our house to a building across from us and there was a little girl, no more than 2 or 3, sitting between the balcony railings side straddled, on the fourth or fifth floor.

You see children here as young as 2 or 3 walking down the street by themselves.  I remember one time     seeing a cute little couple, perhaps a little boy and his sister, (he looked about three and she looked about 2 or  younger) walking down the street together, he having his arm around her. It was cute, yet scary as this was a pretty busy street.

This is a picture of a girl on the third story (US stories)  in our neighborhood. Its not uncommon to see the children walking from one window to the next on this little piece. ………………..



More President’s Masjid pictures

We usually come upon the masjid on the sabieen side and got a chance to view the south side……




Yemeni “Graffiti”

Some artwork that we saw on the outside walls (gates surrounding the house)) of some private homes during a recent walk………




Change in British Embassy Fees

The British Embassy in Yemen has new fees as of 6/30/09.

You can visit the website to see the new fees. (Check posts here at TJ Yemen for the website address)

The exchange rate has been set at the embassy at 1pound = 350 YR.

All visa fees are payable by Yemeni riyal bankers draft and only payable at the time of application.

Job Listing: Secretary

Deloitte & Touche is looking for an office secretary.

Apply by July 12, 2009.

Email CV to

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Administration or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience in office administration
  • Excellent typing/formatting skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent knowledge of MS applications

Job Listings: Teaching Positions

The Raimaan School is looking for primary and Middle school teachers in all subjects.

Send CV/resume to  before July 10.


If you are looking for a school for your kids, Raimaan School offers teaching in English/Arabic and transportation is available.

They are currently open for admissions for the 2009-2010 school year.


Phone: 442 0258  or 442 057 or mobile: 714243616


This is in Sana’a .

Job Listings

Total E & P Yemen (part of Total, the “world’s 5th oil and gas company”)  has several openings:


Radio Operator (Sana’a)

Work Permit Controllers (not in Sana’a)

Chemical Treatment Technician (not in Sana’a)


Deadline to apply is July 10, 2009.

to apply, logon to and apply.