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Old 11 Feb 2010
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somaliland info and boat to yemen

somaliland info

hargeisa orenatl hoetl 15/20US a night TV and bathroom. nice

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Places to get persimmon for laas geel ( Laas Gaal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ). tourist office and armed guard are here too
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a place i marked but not sure why????
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laas geel turn off main road
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police check point If u go pass this your on the right track.
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laas geel
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nice guest house in barbare and guy speaks good english and i think russian too. he can help organizes live stock boat to yemen. i think 5US a night or 30 if you use the AC
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Many thanks for this mate - could you expand a little on how you got in and out of the country and how you found the country - safety, currency needed, visas or permits, border crossings etc?

Much appreciated if you or anybody else could make suggest or point me to blogs etc

I only know of Peter & Kay Forwood's
Peter & Kay Forwood trip on a Harley-Davidson to Somalia
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These are two blog that was written by a guy I meet last time I was in hargeisa
December 2010

The Journey of VISA no. 523 | Travel Blog
“Don’t try and be a hero" | Travel Blog

The Boat trip from barbare to yemen is about 30 hours. i found it Very interesting.

As safety goes, i would make it to hargeisa then starting asking local and see what they say,

in the last 5 years I've travel 3 time to Somaliand, 1st and last time i came overland from Ethiopia Harar, Jijiga on public transport. 2nd time i crossed over on my motorbike. never had any trouble with Somaliand police.

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Cool, many thanks mate. I won't be the first Kiwi it seems ;-)
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One word of advice on Barbera to Yemen "ferry". Get your Yemeni visa beforehand. I have tried it few years ago - Yemeni embassy was assuring me I can get a visa at all points of entry, also sea ports.
Once in Berbera, in front of the ferry, the owner refused to discuss with me the matter, because I have not got Yemeni visa in my passport - had go all way back through Djibouti.
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