Somalia: Tourism in a Failed State
“Don’t get kidnapped!” This was the most frequent response I would get when I told people I was going to Somalia. I tried to explain that I was going to Somaliland, an autonomous region in the north had even experienced a peaceful transition of power through democratic elections, a definite plus for any African country. However, the stories of lawlessness, images of weapon-clad pirates, and of course Black Hawk Down made it impossible to change their minds. But who can blame them?