But every light I traced was leading me towards exile
I fled again
In 2015 I left Yemen on a trip that was supposed to last for two weeks. However, it lasted for 433 days. The war broke out, and all the borders were closed.
We did not sense it would be the last trip; rather, we thought we were at the beginning of our journey to explore the beautiful culture and lands, in its astonishing diversity. We were living through moments of self-denial as the country was slipping into an abyss.