I was really glad to see Secretary of State Clinton making a trip to Sana'a, Yemen -- especially as the country is getting so much bad press in the Western media for the last year and a US Secretary of State hasn't been there in 20 years. As Nasser Arrabyee (a really great blogger/journalist about Yemen events) reported, Mrs. Clinton said her view of Yemen was changed after actually visiting Yemen. I think that would be the case for any Westerner. In light of that, I wanted to share this article Dan sent me from the Yemen Observer: "Yemen as Experienced by a Westerner Studing Arabic." It's a really nice anecdote about a largely understood country.