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Cheeky Ethiopian girls - Hargeisa, Somaliland  

Cheeky Ethiopian girls - Hargeisa, Somaliland

Somaliland is not Somalia

December 25th 2013
It is one of the least visited tourist destinations in the world. The mostly empty Ethiopian Airlines flight contained just one other fellow traveller as our small plane uneasily bobbled to its destination of Hargeisa in Somaliland. Passing through immigration and collecting luggage was relatively easy and I was soon in a taxi bouncing along rough roads of a city in the horn of Africa. The scene b ... read more
Africa » Somalia » Somaliland

Somali Flag The regime of Mohamed SIAD Barre was ousted in January 1991; turmoil, factional fighting, and anarchy have followed in the years since. In May of 1991, northern clans declared an independent Republic of Somaliland that now includes the administrative... ... read more
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1st February 2014

The most honest people in the world?
Somaliland sounds like a lovely place, and how great that you found some cheeky girls to photograph--not always so easy for a man in a Muslim country. Why do you think the money and gold set out on the street was so safe? Are these people the most honest in the whole world, or was there a perhaps-discreet police presence and stiff penalties for thievery? Really impressive!
7th February 2014

Safety reasons?
I think the reason for the safety is the strong pride the people have in maintaining a secure and safe environment. Everyone looks out for everyone in Hargeisa.

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