But there inlays the appeal. “Hello white man!” is shouted from nearly every little nook and cranny as you wander freely through the streets and markets.
Although the exchange rate tend to fluctuate a lot, when i was there US$1 = 5,800 SS. Not such a big deal you might think. Perhaps i should mention that the largest bill they have is the 500 SS (that's about $0.09) So the changers sit on massive piles of bills, like some sort of Duck Tales opening credits. Exchanging becomes so ridiculous that people LITERALLY take their money away in wheelbarrows!!!
Hargeisa will never become a major tourist destination. But it is important to realize that there is a possibility for tourism. It is true that everything could change tomorrow. So be sure to check before coming to the region.
But I was asked many times by the locals to tell you something, so here it is, “Here is peace and security. Come to Somaliland.”