Another taste of one of the 'Somalia' - Somaliland

Hargeysa Travel Blog

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Overview of Hargeisa Centre - From the roof of the hotel

The road from the border was a bit a pain, and there were many controls on the way. But we were doing it, roaming on a crowded taxi car to Hargeysa (Hargeisa), the capital city of a 'non-yet official' country: Somaliland. The drive through the arid desert was quite a sight, a few km from the Ethiopian Border (Wajaale) some sort of Ostrich stood by the road... the actual only sight for miles.

A good two hours later we drove into Hargeisa itself, I was deeply awaiting that since the car and road was not that comfortable at all and the many police barricade check along the road (nearing 10 in total) ended up being a bit of a pain with many questions in relation of us, the lone two white people in a right-wheel handed British type car filled with Somalis men and older lady sitting in the trunk making the crossing as well.

Nonetheless to say that I was happy to be out of Ethiopia for once and especially felt the thrill on going somewhere which is far out of the tourist path. I was both curious about the city and country, its people... and definitely, how we would perceive it and be perceived.

TBA

So the news will come soon, we survived and had a great time with a utterly friendly and welcoming population. We encountered some technical problem being in this country. But at the end, it was all wonderful.
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Near Hargeisa Airport, Somaliland
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Near Hargeisa Airport, Somaliland
Near Hargeisa Airport, Somaliland
Near Hargeisa Airport, Somaliland
Near Hargeisa Airport, Somaliland
Near Hargeisa Airport, Somaliland
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At Hargeisa Airport
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Plane arriving at Hargeisa Airport
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Boarding Daallo Airlines flight t…
Boarding Daallo Airlines flight to…
Boarding Daallo Airlines flight t…
Boarding Daallo Airlines flight to…
Boarding Daallo Airlines flight t…
Boarding Daallo Airlines flight to…
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Obama Cafe now opened since Obama…
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Hargeisa's Parlement lower house
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Hargeisa Civil War Memorial from …
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Hargeisa Civil War Memorial from …
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Currency Exchange on the street
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Weaver at work - Traditional Shop
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UN Cliche - Ambassador Hotel
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Somaliland Independance Monument
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Money ExchangeGa
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Daallo Airlines flight
Daallo Airlines flight
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We arrived straight at Oriental Hotel when we made our way into Hargeysa. The trip was long and the quality of the facilities were just marbelous. The… read entire review
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