Looking Back: Expedition Yemen By Camel 2013

2013. Expedition Yemen By Camel. After 7 years of no serious Expeditions, I returned to Yemen with the hope to be able to travel at least a month by camel in a country that had a new problem added to the old, Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninusla, AQAP. I had found a great partner who was willing to join me, Tanja Holm, but would we be able to do it due to the enormous restrictions? However, what happened when i made it miracuosily into Yemen, Tanja and me ended up with the tribes, qabiles and a murder trial outside the governemnet law. A highlight in my life indeed! Read more here at https://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/2012/05/19/an-insight-into-tribal-yemen/

2012. Expedition Man With A Camel, Sanaa. Yemen. ”They didn´t target you” , the Sheikh of a Northern province laughed and continued chuckling: ”The shooter hid in the minerat of the mosque and managed to injure two people before we surrounded the mosque and forced him and his friends out. He was unhappy with the decision last week.” During the first week in Sanaa, there was a huge bomb blast killing hundreds, see 
https://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/2012/06/06/an-insight-into-tribal-yemen-part-2-expedition-yemen-by-camel/, and we got shot at by snipers at a tribal murder court on the outskirts of Sanaa. We ended up in an armoured car and got transported back to the center. It was hard NOT to get impressed by the tribes! Here´s a few migshots of these charismatic people! Read more at https://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/2012/06/06/an-insight-into-tribal-yemen-part-2-expedition-yemen-by-camel/

June 2012. Tanja and me reach Rumah in the Hadramawt after an extraordinary journey together with our camel Kensington and most of the walk together with the fantastic Sheikh Salim. On paper it was almost an impossible journey due to the fact we had no permits except landing and taking off from Al Ghaydah. But there´s a different law in Bedu Land, Al Mahrah. Tanja was an extraordinary partner. What a journey, what a time, one of the best in my life. Finally after so many years of hoping to do a proper journey and Expedition. Read a summary and conclusion here at https://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/2012/07/04/expedition-yemen-by-camel-mission-accomplished/ 

This is the trailer made for the Man With A Camel (a k a Expedition Yemen 126 degrees in the shade) and the film was broadcasted 2013 on Swedish television and then went on a tour around the world to different film festivals, San Fransisco, London, Maiima and much more. Way beyond my hopes. The Yemen expedition was of great importance to me and life became much better afterwards. less worries for the future! See the trailer here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqHRzKzDRKk

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