Month: January 2017

In Review: 5 Days of Backpacking in Somaliland

Summary of expenses, my favorite pictures, why and where I went, and how it is to backpack is this country filled with friendly locals.

From Scorching Hot Berbera to Cool Sheikh

After a couple of days in Hargeisa we hired a 4×4 with a driver and armed escort, and set out to explore a bit the rest of the Somaliland.

Cave Paintings Of Laas Geel

Our two-day road trip (with armed escort included) starts off with a visit to these very well preserved ancient wall paintings.

Somaliland’s Independence Day

A mob followed us everywhere as we tried to get past the super tight security to get a glimpse of the military parade.

Being a Celebrity in Hargeisa, Somaliland

A mob of friendly locals followed us everywhere we went to in the capital of this self-declared state, as it got ready to celebrate its independence day.