Motoring with Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea by Eric Hansen
In 1978, author Eric Hansen found himself shipwrecked on a desert island in the Red Sea. When goat smugglers offered him safe passage to Yemen, he buried seven years' worth of travel journals deep in the sand and left. Ten years later, he returned to Yemen in search of those journals. Hansen describes his journeys, friends made along the way - his guide Mohammed, expats and Eritrean gun-runners, and the land of Yemen - its architectural splendor, customs and natural beauty. Witty and humorous, Motoring with Mohammed manages to entertain and instruct at the same time.