About

I lived and worked in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, a self-declared sovereign state which is the success story of Somalia. I wrote this blog to share my day-to-day experiences of life in the Horn of Africa and to inform people about the existence and situation of Somaliland, an independent nation that is yet to be internationally recognized as such.

I have since returned to the US after 13 years of living abroad. I started a new blog, Home Strange Home, in which I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi, I have followed your blog for some time. Thank you for sharing your experiences from Somaliland! I am so sorry that you had to leave, but I hope you still are enjoying your adventures:)

    Is it possible for you to send me an e-mail (I could not find a link to your e-mail adress!), so that I can get your e-mail adress and ask you a few questions about going to Somaliland?

  2. Michael Says:

    My wife pointed me to this blog. I am in Puntland, in Bossaso, for a week or so getting oriented to the fieldwork of an NGO called Adeso. I appreciate the perspective, especially on food, culture, and livelihoods – would have been nice to see Hargeisa, since I’ve heard it’s quite pleasant and more liberal for visitors compared to Puntland.

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