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Federal Republic of Somalia

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Country profile:

Location: Horn of Africa.
Borders: Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya.
Capital: Mogadishu.
Area: 637,657 km2.
Population: 12,316,895.
Currency: Somali shilling.
First Somali city-states: year 200 BCE.

Travel articles about Somalia

People of Somaliland – Photos of Somali People

Somaliland - Photos of People

People of Somaliland People. The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old. During my Visual Arts studies at University, I decided to engage myself in a photo project to last for a few years. During many years, my main purpose of traveling was to capture images of people. On this page, I collect some of the best photos I have from Somaliland. Photos of People from Somaliland People of Somaliland are very friendly and curious to know where visitors come from. Somaliland is a self-proclaimed country that technically, and according to the United Nations, is located in the most northwestern region of Somalia. Hargeisa is the capital of the self-proclaimed country of Somaliland. Hargeisa…

Backpacking Travel Guide to Visit Somaliland

Backpacking Travel Guide to Visit Somaliland

Visit Somaliland A Travel Guide to Somaliland? Never heard about this country? Well, that’s because it doesn’t really exist. Yet… Somaliland is a self-proclaimed country that technically, and according to the United Nations, is located in the most northwestern region of Somalia. Although it’s not internationally recognized by the UN, it has protected and delimited land borders, its own military, its own president, its own currency, its own police. And it also proudly holds democratic elections since 1991. Basically, this country “that doesn’t exist” runs better than 2/3 of other African countries. This is a national pride and an example to the World. But even so, the United Nations (UN) doesn’t recognize it as a sovereign state. Somaliland borders Ethiopia, Djibouti and another region of Somalia called Land of Punt, or Puntland, famous for having over 400 people kidnapped and held captive by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Having read…

Inspiring Places to Visit in Africa – Travel Guide

Africa Travel Guide

Africa Travel Guide “Africa is an amazing continent to visit, the Cradle of Humankind. It has a total of 54 countries with a total population of 1.1 billion people. The most spoken languages in Africa are Arabic, Somali, Berber, Amharic, Oromo, Swahili, Hausa, Igbo, Fulani, and Yoruba.” My Top Africa Unreachable lost desert city of Timbuktu, Mali Ancient Ksar of Ait Benhaddou adobe fortified village, Morocco 4600 year old 146 m / 481 ft Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt Orange color sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco 13th century monolithic cave churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia Holy city of Harar, Ethiopia Chinguetti desert city, Mauritania 9000-year-old rock paintings of Laas Geel, Somaliland Crazy mystical city of Marrakesh, Morocco Bushmen rock paintings in Ha Khotso, Lesoto Kairouan religious city, Tunisia Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, South Africa Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe Bwabwata National Park, Namibia Fajã de Água village, Cape Verde Fogo National…

Laas Geel – Incredible 9000-year-old rock paintings in Somaliland

9000-year-old rock paintings in Somaliland

I entered Somaliland walking, coming from Ethiopia through the Wajaale border. After exploring the capital Hargeisa, I went further north to the coastal town of Berbera. After staying a couple of days on the beach, I finally got the plane back to Ethiopia. Somaliland is a self-proclaimed country that technically, and according to the United Nations, is located in the most northwestern region of Somalia. Although it’s not internationally recognized by the UN, it has protected and delimited land borders, its own military, its own president, its own currency, its own police. And it also proudly holds democratic elections since 1991. People of Somaliland are very friendly, and I felt very safe during my stay. I have a particular obsession with rock art in general, no matter if it is pictographs, petroglyphs or earth figures such as geoglyphs or intaglios. On my way from Hargeisa to Berbera, I made a small…

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