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Things To See in Somalia

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Liido Beach and Gezira Beach, both near Mogadishu, are stunning. On weekends, families usually go. Women must swim completely clothed, but new resort investors have created a separate area for couples, since Somalia is a Muslim nation that prohibits women from showing much of their bodies or mixing with males. Although there have been recent improvements, caution is advised.

It is unclear what the situation is currently. In other circumstances, the beach would be an excellent destination; however, the general threat of banditry and piracy along the coast makes this, like every other option in the country, risky, and caution is usually advised.

How To Travel To Somalia

By plane Due to Ethiopian troops' recent bombardment of Somalia's airport(s), plane travel to and from Somalia may be difficult. However, plane travel to and from Somalia may be the safest option. African Express, which has connections in Dubai, Nairobi, and other minor Middle Eastern and East African ports of call,...

How To Travel Around Somalia

For 17 years, Somalia was without a functional administration, which, as one would expect, had a detrimental impact on roads and transportation. In Somalia, there are two forms of public transportation available: buses and taxis. The only traffic regulation that seems to still be in effect is that Somalis...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Somalia

Visa restrictionsEntry will be refused to citizens of Israel and to those who show stamps and/or visas from Israel. Foreigners and Somalis living abroad will need a visa. This may be done in three different ways: It is simple to organize via the Somali embassy in your own nation for 40-50 US dollars.Visa on...

Destinations in Somalia

Regions in Somalia Somalia's southThe location of the capital as well as the bulk of the combat. Somalia's central regionThe country's central area, centered on the Galguduud and Mudug regions. PuntlandA historically independent area on the Horn of Africa. SomalilandThe de facto autonomous northern region, which has a functional administration and a minor...

Food & Drinks in Somalia

Food in Somalia Meat dominates Somali cuisine, and vegetarianism is uncommon. Goat, beef, lamb, and occasionally chicken are fried in ghee, grilled, or broiled. It's seasoned with turmeric, coriander, cumin, and curry and served over basmati rice for lunch, supper, and sometimes morning. Vegetables seem to be mostly side dishes, and...

Money & Shopping in Somalia

The Somali shilling is the currency used in Somalia (excluding Somaliland), and its ISO 4217 currency code is SOS. Currently, only the SOS1000 note is accepted, and it does not go very far… a glass of (unpotable) water will set you back SOS1000. Exchange rates are highly variable, and...

Internet & Communications in Somalia

The civil war groups almost totally damaged or demolished the public telecommunications infrastructure. Mogadishu and many other population centers already have local cellular telephone networks. Satellite links to the rest of the world are accessible from Mogadishu. International incoming connections are also supported by the cellular infrastructure. Dialup internet...

Traditions & Customs in Somalia

This is a Muslim-majority nation. As a result, be cautious about where you aim your camera. There are many excellent picture possibilities around every turn (the question is generally what to leave out of each shot), but always ask first when shooting people. Never, ever attempt to photograph ladies,...

Language & Phrasebook in Somalia

Somali is Somalia's official language. However, Arabic is widely spoken and is considered a secondary language. Because Somalis are nearly entirely Sunni Muslims, much religious language has been taken from Arabic, but there are also Persian or Arabic loan terms for ordinary things (for example, Somali albab-ka (the door),...

Culture Of Somalia

Cuisine Somali cuisine varies by area and is influenced by a wide range of culinary influences. It is the result of Somalia's long history of trade and commerce. Despite the diversity, one thing unifies the different regional cuisines: all food is provided halal. As a result, no pig dishes are...

History Of Somalia

Prehistory Somalia has been inhabited since the Paleolithic period. The Doian and Hargeisan civilizations thrived here throughout the Stone Age. Cemeteries in Somalia going back to the fourth millennium BCE provide the earliest evidence of burial practices in the Horn of Africa. The stone tools from the Jalelo site in...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Somalia

Stay Safe in Somalia Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, is the safest city in what is officially Somalia. It is the most westernized city in Somalia, and it welcomes international visitors more than any other city. If you are considering a trip to Somalia, we highly advise you to visit...

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