The above link provides a pretty clear picture of what is going on out there.
The UK Foreign Office has for many years advised against visiting Yemen.
Still, if you have good insurance cover, a high quality ballistic vest (though the well trained terrorist prefers a head shot) and a well motivated close protection squad, maybe you should go for it!
Seriously, though, I think it would be advisable to give it a miss.
The link doesn't work, so take a look at www.criticalthreats.org/...aden.../gulf-aden-security-review-april-7-2014
Thanks Vic. confirmed my suspicions, what a bugger!!!!! Guess I will have to get out my videos and retrace my steps. I really miss the old place. We never hear any news here in NZ. I remember last time Marcel pointing to a doorway and saying that was the HQ of FLOSY, so politics never die.
I think it's possible that Aden holds different memories for us.
I don't know which branch of the armed forces you served with, but among the few good memories that I have of the place, there are a lot of bad ones.
This is not the place to go into details but suffice to say that Aden changed my life, and not favourably.
Remember what was good for you and stay safe.
Thanks Haneen. I am sure many of us would really like to visit but the few reports we hear about Aden and the middle east are so negative. And the actions of extremists to westerners so extreme. cheers.. Don
You are right we`re also scared the situations are getting worst and worst I believe that one day Aden will be as it was but we really need to change our ****ing government...
Any way Mr Don feel free to email me any time..
Asslamu Alaykum (Peace be upon you)
Hello / Hi / Howdy / How do you do?
Last time I visited Aden, Yemen was in January of 2012. I was planning to stay for 3 months 'cause the weather in Aden is beautiful compare to Chicago's, USA. But after just 20 days, I had to get the hell out of there because I have noticed the city and country in whole was getting toward chaos. And I told everyone back then that the country would go for bad to worse. And I was right...I am hoping and praying to God that he would spear Yemen and its People from wars and disasters…Finally, I am not sure when will I ever go back there, but I hope soon.
So, my advise to you is stay where you are or visit other countries; erase Yemen from your list until further notice.