Friendliest country (and guides)
I had the pleasure of spending 3 days in Somaliland recently. Didn’t see any other tourists there which is very nice since it means that people are seriously interested in chatting and noone is trying to sell you anything.
I have traveled quite a lot all over the world but I think that as a whole, the people of Somaliland are the friendliest people I have met so far.
There’s only so much to see and do there since the country is fairly small and not developed for tourism yet, but just walking around and feeling the vibe is a great experience. I spent 3 days: One in Hargeisa, one driving to Las Geel and Berbera, and one going back to Hargeisa and visiting Dhagaz Khoure.
My guide (Awale) and guard (Kaysee) were both very nice and I enjoyed spending my time there with them.
If you are looking for a travel destination out of the ordinary (the country is not even officially recognized by the UN), I can definitely recommend Somaliland – and the Somaliland Travel Agency 🙂