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The photo I showed Abdisalam proving I had a guard  

The photo I showed Abdisalam proving I had a guard

From left - Sa'eed Toor the driver, Muhyadiin, and the guard.
"You Must Leave the Country"

January 3rd 2014
Travelling is usually beset with issues: sometimes transport, sometimes scams, and sometimes officialdom. Almost all pass without much inconvenience or concern, for it a part of the travel experience. However, in Somaliland, I found myself in a very inconvenient situation due to a person who strove to make my time in their country a difficult one – and surprisingly he worked for the Ministry of ... 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
2nd June 2014

Inconvenient situations...typical understatement...intentions behind actions obvious...strength and resolve required and rewarded. Then there are the memories of the great times and the greater people you met. This pic seems to capture the enduring vibe so well.
3rd June 2014

Yes, I have my own opinion of the intentions, and though one can differ on what those may be, the belief that his conduct was inappropriate is difficult to dispute. Still, it didn't detract from the amazing time I had in Somaliland - worthy of a return visit.

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