The Virile Man of Aden

The beauty of what we are doing is that you get to make friends in high places.

Meet Colonel Mohamed, the big cheese of the Yemeni Coastguard. This happy chap hosted a reception for the Vasco da Gama rally, showed us his fleet of boats and eventually invited us back to his office.

Lo presents Colonel Mohamed with statue thing

It was here that along with Fiona and Terry of Roam 2, Francesca and Marco of Easy and Free, we learned about the colonel’s sex life. His secret is the aphrodisiac-cum-opiate ‘gat’. It is chewed in the afternoon but its effect in the bedroom takes place after dark. Apparently.

We learn more about gat, and how it is destroying Yemen, in next week’s podcast.

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