Temporary silence

For many, many years I have wanted to visit Somalia and see its wonderful succulents. I paid many visits to other countries in the area: Ethiopia and Kenya in the Horn of Africa and Yemen on the Arabian peninsula. But for one reason or the other, Somalia was always  out of reach.
In 1991, the part of Somalia that used to be British Somaliland declared itself independent. The fact that it is not recognized as an independent country by the international community makes it a bit complicated to visit and it is therefore a rather unusual destination for tourists.
A while ago an unexpected occasion came up to visit Somaliland, in the company of a few people who have been there before.
And so, the day after tomorrow I will be flying to Addis Ababa, from where we will take a bus and head east to our destination.
I suppose there will not be much time or opportunity to communicate with the rest of the world while being in Somaliland, so don’t expect any posts from me until the beginning of February.

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5 Responses to Temporary silence

  1. George Hattingh says:

    Halo Frans,

    Goed om weer van jou te hoor, alle voorspoed met jou besoek en ek hoop julle het die beste weer en sien die beste van alles.

    Groete George

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  2. Margaret Kahle says:

    How fabulous Frans!! Have a wonderful and exciting time with many superb experiences and best of all finding lots of amazing and intriguing succulents.
    Margaret
    This from one of your silent but avid readers of your so-enjoyable “enjoy succulents” emails. The delight is enormous each time a new one appears in my ‘Inbox’. So – a very appreciative “Thank you” from me for sharing your beautiful photos and snippets about each species.

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  3. I look forward to the pictures !

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  4. Alistair Reizenberg says:

    Travel Safe! Remember it’s still a war zone over there!

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  5. Arturo says:

    Have a good time and take care.

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