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The Horn of Africa

A September 2003 trip to Somalia by jorgejuan

Quote: Somalia was, until the early 90s of the 20th century, the most pleasant country in Africa, it was like Afghanistan for the travellers going overland to India.

The Horn of Africa

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You can not get into Somalia overland. There are only five main places from where you can fly to Hargeysa, in the north of Somalia, the region that presently is known as Somaliland: Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Jeddah, and Dubai. I flew in from Nairobi on an airline company called DAALLO, which made a stop in an airport called Kilometre 50, not far from Mogadishu.You are not allowed to visit Somalia without an organization taking care of you, what they call Sponsor. First I had to make all arrangements in Nairobi with a four stars hotel called Embassador, which charged me $30 a night in a single room, breakfast included. Then this hotel advised to the Hargeysa authorities of my arrival in order to ...Read More

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