I left a car in Yemen. It was a very nice Mercedes-Benz model 2002. It was large and spacious inside. It was gold like the iPhone 6 gold and made in Germany. It had leather seats, a roof window, a kinetic energy recovery system (ERS) and supplemental restraint system (SRS), big tires and a GPS. In other words, it was very luxurious. I liked this car so much. In 2007, my father bought it from New York. He shipped it to Yemen. He was thinking to sell it and make money, but he liked it and he decided that he would rather to keep it than to sell it. At that time, there were only a few of the same model. Every time I used to drive it I felt happy, comfortable and that I’m the only one in the street. It meant a lot to me because it was the newest car we had at that time and we had a lot of fun with it, like going on vacation, going out with my friends and racing with another car. But sadly, it was the last car I drove before I left my country. I drove it and I knew it was going to be the last time for a while. This was because of the war that is happening in my country. Every time I see the same car here, I remember a lot of good memories. I feel bad that I don’t have it here.There is a big difference between back home and here. In Yemen, I had a lot of free time to drive and have fun, but here it’s really different. There’s no playing; I have to work and study. I don’t have free time. So one of the main reasons that I don’t have a car is that I don’t even have time to drive.
– Ebrahim Albarati