18 May 2013
My current Dream Trip
Today being one of Somaliland’s two Independence Days (Somaliland became an independent nation on 26 June 1960, having previously been a British protectorate; less than a week later, Somaliland merged with the newly-independent Italian Somaliland to form the Somali Republic; Somaliland later declared itself independent of the Somali Republic on 18 May 1991), I can’t quit thinking about how badly I want to go there.
As long as I’m dreaming, here is my current ultimate Dream Trip:
Start in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Take a bus from Addis to Dire Dawa.
Take a minibus from Dire Dawa to Harar.
Take a minibus from Harar to Jijiga.
Take a bus (or minibus?) from Jijiga to Hargeisa, Somaliland.
Round-trip by bus from Hargeisa to Berbera (on the Somaliland coast) and back.
Take a bus (or minibus?) from Hargeisa to Djibouti.
Fly from Djibouti to Sanaa, Yemen.
Fly from Sanaa to Asmara, Eritrea.
Fly from Asmara to Khartoum, Sudan.
Finally, fly from Khartoum to Cairo, Egypt.
I intend to follow this itinerary someday, but who knows when. (Right now is not a real good time to go to Yemen or Eritrea…)