We embarked on our journey to Burco city- a 120-mile of tarred road, passing by crags and pinnacles of bush and tree-clad escarpments. There were some military checkpoints but they were usually manned by a single soldier. Most of them wave you through with no accompanying hassling. We approached the outskirt of Burco. On the […]
A (renovated) memorial stone on the outskirts of Dacar Budhuq village (near Berbera Somaliland). Top part of the inscription reads 1939 – 1945; signifying the timeline of WW II. Story goes that it was erected by the British Empire in honour of a local Somali soldier, Cumar Axmed Amaan (Cumar ku-Joog), who was killed defending […]
Sheikh, a dusty little town with an amazing receptive atmosphere. Given that I am a huge Somali history enthusiast, I had to check out the Fardawsa ruins. The ruins are undated but some suggest they are from a pre-Islaamic epoch. There are several mass-graves — graves containing remains of the ancient Somalis. Had to venture […]
Video footage of Laas-Geel caves trip (60km from Hargaysa). Pardon the amateurish recording and slobby editing.