I arrived in Hargaysa, capital of Somaliland and the first patch of land of the Somalis since escaping the brutal civil war in 1991 as a young kid. After going through some of the routine checks, the first resonating words, echoing through the halls of Hargaysa-Cigaal airport was: “Welcome to Somaliland”. Somalis’ entrepreneurial nature is […]
Video footage of Laas-Geel caves trip (60km from Hargaysa). Pardon the amateurish recording and slobby editing.
We commenced on a failed visit yesterday evening to Laas-Geel (an archeological site some 60km from Hargeisa). Getting briefly lost in a pitch-black environment, equipped with small torches and being entertained by hyenas’ hysterical laughter, we managed to find the correct site a day later (at a good time) alxamdullilah and see the remains left […]