Southern Gates of Arabia,The

A Journey in the Hadbramaut

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In 1935, Freya Stark landed on the coast of South Arabia, intent on being the first woman to venture alone into the country's interior by way of its ancient Incense Road.

She traveled close to the country...by donkey, car and foot. She stayed in

She traveled close to the country...by donkey, car and foot. She stayed in villages beset by poverty, and made her way through hostile tribes. She spoke the local dialects, adopted the customs, mixed with people along the way -- she even let soldiers use her face cream to shine their daggers and learned the rites of hookah.

"It is her remarkable capacity to adapt to the unpredictable that makes her a traveler of genius. This is a journey of unexpected and delightful proportions and is in all ways a classic travel adventure." (Publisher's Source) ...Continua

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