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Norman Rahman 25 Dec 2006 18:17

Places Not Safe To Go To Now - Somalia
 
Somalia's interim government closes all land, air and sea borders due to a war which is going on between them and Ethiopia.

robin_goode 18 Mar 2007 21:26

does anyone know the situation now?

robin

usl 18 Mar 2007 22:34

Actually this could be a good FORUM topic!!....

Unsafe Routes and Countries ....


What do you think Grant ?

Nigel Marx 19 Mar 2007 06:17

Hi there. These things change so often that I think the section of the HUBB is set up to do just that OK. Personally I think it's easiest for people to put the countries they are thinking of in the topic. But anyone who thinks there's a better way, chime in with it. Always interested.

Regards

Nigel in NZ

jkrijt 19 Mar 2007 08:57

Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road
 
I think that the "Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road" section of the HUBB is the right place for info like this.
If you make a seperate topic for every little thing, it will be much harder to find what you are looking for.

Gecko 19 Mar 2007 11:54

This is a very subjective topic because what one person thinks is safe or unsafe may be quite different to someone else. I have a good friend from Germany who now lives in Bogata yet most Europeans would immediately think of Bogata as a very unsafe place - he think's it's a great place.
Clearly the changing political situation in some countries needs monitoring closely. Another freind visited Beirut last year - two weeks later the Israeli's were bombing the place to hell and most of the areas she had visited and really enjoyed the hospitality and atmopshere were smashed to rubble. She thought it was safe at that time.....
Keep the info coming in by all means but best is to check just prior to heading into a region where you have some doubts. A quick posting on this forum should see you getting some current and relevant feedback from people in the area or who have perhaps just travelled through.

usl 19 Mar 2007 16:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by jkrijt (Post 130393)
I think that the "Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road" section of the HUBB is the right place for info like this.
If you make a seperate topic for every little thing, it will be much harder to find what you are looking for.


Opps .... sorry. Your right, that section is quite enough...

Norman Rahman 21 Mar 2007 17:34

Somalia, again
 
Bodies dragged, burned as Mogadishu battles rage

antony_nz 16 May 2007 02:10

any one here traveled to somalia or knows any one thats been, not including somaliland

Dizzie 1 Jun 2007 22:49

Was in Kismaayo in the south of Somalia in 93 as a contractor for UNOSOM. There are many places in the world I would like to re-visit. Somalia is not one of them.

simongandolfi 29 Jun 2007 18:35

Somalia And Ogaden
 
I drove all over both in the 1950s. Both have always been dangerous. In my day those who shot at you did so with old Ross rifles and probably the wrong guage amunition and very little of it. Now everyone and their kid brother has a Kalashnikov or a M16 and unlimited amunition. No, not a good place to travel Though I did once see an old lady trying to feed my Landrover fresh grass she had cut on the bank of the Wabi Shabeele River. Add to which you will be offered camel milk. The milk may be warm and fresh, cool and fresh, sower, almost solid - the one certainty is that there will be flies floating on the surface. Very bad manners to refuse!
:scooter:

PanEuropean 30 Jun 2007 04:25

I was in Somalia two weeks ago (without a motorcycle) as part of my professional work, which is aviation safety.

I most sincerely recommend that everyone here on the forum avoid Somalia for the time being. It would not be safe, pleasant, or enjoyable to go through the country as a visitor (a tourist). The people there can be very nice, but there are just too many issues right now, most of them related to "I'm in charge here" - "No you're not, I am" - "Oh yeah? Wanna bet?" and from that point on, the fur starts flying.

antony_nz 1 Jul 2007 07:43

PanEuropean what part did you travel to? puntland at all?
cheers


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