Somaliland: Hargeisa is not Mogadishu


In Hargeisa and all of Somaliland even goats not to mention citizens  enjoy peace and tranquility

Somalilandsun – Bad things have happened in Hargeisa—just rarely, and not recently though Somaliland sometimes skirmishes over its eastern provinces, known as Sool, Sanaag, and Cayn, with neighbouring semi-independent Puntland.

But Hargeisa is not Mogadishu. Most people don’t know much about Hargeisa, in former north-western Somalia. But for many travellers, its location alone is a red flag. For more than 25 years, news from the region has been a relentless stream of violence and despair, even after the country managed to cobble together a (laughable) central government in 2012 after 22 years of statelessness and civil war.

People escape from the direction of a huge fire ball after an explosion in mogadishu somalia/googled imageYet major southern Somali cities like Mogadishu, Kismayo, and even the de facto federal capital of Baidoa are all a little too rough around the edges for tourism. But the story of Hargeisa is different from the rest of Somalia reveals Mark Hay in a must read piece titled “15 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO HARGEISA”