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Greenwich to Westminster Sightseeing Cruise in London
"The tour departs Greenwich pier every 30 minutes from 10am. Board at your leisure and enjoy the comfort of our fleet of modern and traditional vessels. Enjoy the panoramic views of London’s sights from the open deck of the vessel whilst enjoying Canary Wharf The Shard Tower Bridge National Theatre Tower of London and The Houses of Parliament.  """
From GBP13.00
 
Westminster to St Katharine's Circular Cruise in London
"Circular Cruise Westminster operates departures from Westminster Pier every 30 minutes from 11am until 6pm. Board at your leisure and enjoy the comfort of our modern and traditional vessels. View London from the open top deck of our modern vessels theLondon Eye The Shard National Theatre Globe Theatre Tower of London and more. You'll have a live audio commentary of the history of London for the whole of journey provided by the captain."
From GBP10.00
 
Private Walking Tour: Highlights of London with a Blue Badge Guide
"Enjoy a leisurely walk with our Experienced Blue Badge English speaking guide through the beautiful and historic city of London. Starting at Big Ben you will learn all about this famous old clock and the Houses of Parliament that sit next to the River Th then up past the Prime Minister's home and the Horse Guards Parade where you may see the Queen's personal cavalry on duty. There is so much to see on this tour and after walking past several national war memorials and other state buildings you will find yourself in the bustling Trafalgar Square home of Nelsons Column with its picturesque fountains and national galleries which house some of the finest art in the world. Next up you'll visit Covent Garden and China Town. Then see Leicester Square and London's answer to Times Square
From GBP67.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Somalia

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

Somalia and Somaliland use 220 V electricity operating at 50 Hz. The most common wall plugs you will find are the British 3 spare pin and the European 2 pin type known as ‘C’. Most of the appliances...
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DAO
Apr 30, 2015

Khat, legal drug in Somaliland

Everywhere in every town or village you have many small green kiosks selling khat. It's the most popular purchase in Somaliland. You buy it in bundles like a bouquet of flowers. Khat is a stimulant...
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sachara
Jun 23, 2014

Khat

Khat (or qat) is everywhere in Somalia/Somaliland. It is the only thing that runs efficiently here. I was told that if a khat truck crashes, there will be one dispatched within 30 minutes to pick up...
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canuckmike
Nov 26, 2013

female travellers should wear a veil in public

while Somali women love flowing fabrics in bold and vivid colours, you will not see women in public who do not cover their heads. Female visitors should also bring along a scarf etc to wrap it over...
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sphynxxs
Aug 13, 2012

Miraa or drowsiness in the afternoon

whether it´s called miraa or khat - chewing the leaves is one of the favorite pastimes of somali men. It is a legal drug, and usually consumed in company. As it leads first to elation and then to a...
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sphynxxs
Aug 13, 2012

THE FLAG OF SOMALILAND

The citizens of Somaliland are very patriotic and proud of their country and independence. They NEVER want to be reunited with Somalia. They have had peace for 16 years and wish to keep it that way....
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DAO
Mar 28, 2007
 
 
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THE MAN MISSING A FOOT

This very nice man asked me to take his picture. A lot of people do this. They do get a little disappointed when they find out that you cannot print the picture for them. They would like a copy! What...
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DAO
Mar 22, 2007

YOU CAN HAVE 4 WIVES !

Before you get too excited, just remember that all wives must be treated exactly equally or her family will take offence and you would not want that. What this means is that if you have 4 wives, then...
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DAO
Mar 21, 2007

SUULI

Suuli is the generic term for toilet. I found it a most useful word to not only say, but to write down as well. I would also make friends with the hotels as they will always let you use their clean...
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DAO
Mar 21, 2007

WHAT TIME IS IT?

Somaliland is +3 hours ahead of GMT (or UTC). Unlike neighbouring Ethiopia, you can talk about the same time without worrying about local variances. You can express it in European (24 hour clock)...
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DAO
Mar 13, 2007

ELECTRICITY

In Somaliland the Electrical current is 220V (50HzHz) and they use British style 3 square pin plugs (pictured). Modern electrical sockets have a switch to turn it off while putting in and removing...
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DAO
Mar 13, 2007

WATER TRANSPORT

Water is really heavy and many homes and businesses do not have running water. So they use donkeys. These little fellows are super strong for their size and you will see them hauling water around on...
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DAO
Mar 04, 2007

TREE PROTECTION

All across Hargeisa you will see what looks like stone bunkers for very small trees. Somaliland suffers from deforestation and you will see a lot of people cooking with charcoal and wood. The stones...
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DAO
Mar 03, 2007

You may want an ‘Unofficial’ Tour Guide

If you are travelling independently like I did, you may want someone to show you around. The hotels will set you up with a fantastically overpriced ‘Official’ Guide and or/taxi. Don’t bother. The city...
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DAO
Mar 03, 2007

Popular Cities in Somalia

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Mogadishu

Gobolka Banaadir
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Hargeysa

Gobolka Woqooyi Galbeed
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Borama

Gobolka Bay
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Top Hotels in Somalia

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Airport Road, Hargeisa, Republic of Somaliland
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Hargeisa DownTown
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Jirde Hussein Building, opp HawoTako, Hamar Weyne District
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Along the eastern edge of Berbera along the beach
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Airport Road Somalia Mogadishu, Mogadishu
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Things to Do Near Somalia

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The War Memorial

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"THEY NEED YOUR HELP ! WELCOME TO SOMALILAND !"
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Adam911

"Trip to Somalia"
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canuckmike

"Northern Somalia"
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Omar64

"Omar"
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Elmsaafir

"Elmsaafir's Somalia Page"
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