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Somaliland Highway 1 between Hargeisa and Berbera

From the Ambassador Hotel, we drove around the edge of Hargeisa, avoiding the traffic of the city centre
From the Ambassador Hotel, we drove around the edge of Hargeisa, avoiding the traffic of the city centre
Goats and plastic coated thorn bushes, Hargeisa
Goats and plastic coated thorn bushes, Hargeisa
Leaving Hargeisa to the north along National Highway 1, you pass Naasa Hablood, Virgin's Breat Mountains
Leaving Hargeisa to the north along National Highway 1, you pass Naasa Hablood, Virgin's Breat Mountains
The outskirts of Hargeisa
The outskirts of Hargeisa
Parts of Somaliland are surprisingly green
Parts of Somaliland are surprisingly green
Gas station along Somaliland Highway 1 on the edge of Hargeisa
Gas station along Somaliland Highway 1 on the edge of Hargeisa
Stocking up on supplies on the edge of town
Stocking up on supplies on the edge of town
Maaxda and Saxansax bottled water, Somaliland
Maaxda and Saxansax bottled water, Somaliland
Market shacks along National Highway 1 on the edge of Hargeisa
Market shacks along National Highway 1 on the edge of Hargeisa
Ethiopia Fast shop stall across from the gas station
Ethiopia Fast shop stall across from the gas station
Safari Motors Car Sales & Rent, Somaliland
Safari Motors Car Sales & Rent, Somaliland
Tents on the edge of Hargeisa
Tents on the edge of Hargeisa
Nabad & Caano Restaurant, Highway 1 leaving Hargeisa
Nabad & Caano Restaurant, Highway 1 leaving Hargeisa
Shacks, Somaliland
Shacks, Somaliland
Colorfully painted tin shack, Shibinsheko Zaad
Colorfully painted tin shack, Shibinsheko Zaad
Large tin shack painted in the colours of the Indian flag
Large tin shack painted in the colours of the Indian flag
Virgin's Breat Mountains - Naasa Hablood, Somaliland
Virgin's Breat Mountains - Naasa Hablood, Somaliland
Shop shacks along National Highway 1 north of Hargeisa
Shop shacks along National Highway 1 north of Hargeisa
Somali women using old tires as seats
Somali women using old tires as seats
Qoobay Restaurant
Qoobay Restaurant
Tin shacks, Somaliland
Tin shacks, Somaliland
HIV AIDS poster - Xuska Maalinta, Somaliland
HIV AIDS poster - Xuska Maalinta, Somaliland
Camel grazing along Somaliland National Highway 1
Camel grazing along Somaliland National Highway 1
Termite mound, Somaliland
Termite mound, Somaliland
Termite mound, Somaliland
Termite mound, Somaliland
Termite mound, Somaliland
Termite mound, Somaliland
Our host
Our host
Karen and Trygve
Karen and Trygve
Foreigners traveling in Somaliland require SPUs - Special Protection Units
Foreigners traveling in Somaliland require "SPUs" - Special Protection Units
An SPU armed with an AK-47, Somaliland
An SPU armed with an AK-47, Somaliland
Much of Somaliland Highway 1 is in a poor state of repair
Much of Somaliland Highway 1 is in a poor state of repair
M&M (Miyi & Magaalo) Resort and Park, Somaliland
M&M (Miyi & Magaalo) Resort and Park, Somaliland
Liban Boarding School, Somaliland Highway 1
Liban Boarding School, Somaliland Highway 1
House front a little reminiscent of the Old West
House front a little reminiscent of the Old West
Stall selling Chat (Qat), a popular mild narcotic chewed by Somalis and Yemenis
Stall selling Chat (Qat), a popular mild narcotic chewed by Somalis and Yemenis
A small roadside mosque
A small roadside mosque
Sturdy little house with a decorated fašade
Sturdy little house with a decorated fašade
Small hill along National Highway 1, Somaliland
Small hill along National Highway 1, Somaliland
Al Najax Restuarent, Somaliland
Al Najax Restuarent, Somaliland
Village mosque of one of the small roadside settlements along Somaliland Highway 1
Village mosque of one of the small roadside settlements along Somaliland Highway 1
Bundles of charcoal for sale
Bundles of charcoal for sale
Hill near the turnoff for Laas Geel (see next gallery)
Hill near the turnoff for Laas Geel (see next gallery)
Warthog, Somaliland
Warthog, Somaliland
As they are not halal, the locals leave the warthogs alone
As they are not halal, the locals leave the warthogs alone
Warthogs just off Somaliland Highway 1
Warthogs just off Somaliland Highway 1
Warthogs, Somaliland
Warthogs, Somaliland
Warthog on a small embankment along the road
Warthog on a small embankment along the road
Dahabshiil, money transfer service that operates in place of banks in Somaliland - Daarbuduq
Dahabshiil, money transfer service that operates in place of banks in Somaliland - Daarbuduq
Crossing a river at Daarbuduq, around half way between Hargeisa and Berbera
Crossing a river at Daarbuduq, around half way between Hargeisa and Berbera
Somaliland Highway 1 near Daarbuduq, half way between Hargeisa and Berbera
Somaliland Highway 1 near Daarbuduq, half way between Hargeisa and Berbera
Somaliland World War II monument near Daarbuduq
Somaliland World War II monument near Daarbuduq
Perhaps the least visited World War II monument in the world, Somaliland
"Perhaps the least visited World War II monument in the world", Somaliland
Somali landscape around Daarbuduq
Somali landscape around Daarbuduq
Mountains between Hargeisa and Berbera
Mountains between Hargeisa and Berbera
A particularly lush, green area of Somaliland
A particularly lush, green area of Somaliland
Mountains of Somaliland between Hargeisa and Berbera
Mountains of Somaliland between Hargeisa and Berbera
Mountains of Somaliland between Hargeisa and Berbera
Mountains of Somaliland between Hargeisa and Berbera
The mountains of Somaliland give way to a flat plain as you near the coast at Berbera
The mountains of Somaliland give way to a flat plain as you near the coast at Berbera
The mountains of Somaliland give way to a flat plain as you near the coast at Berbera
The mountains of Somaliland give way to a flat plain as you near the coast at Berbera
House in a village outside Berbera
House in a village outside Berbera
Village mosque outside Berbera
Village mosque outside Berbera
Landscape of northern Somaliland near Berbera
Landscape of northern Somaliland near Berbera
Crossing a broad dry riverbed
Crossing a broad dry riverbed
Telesom welcomes you to Xamaas, 40 km outside Berbera
Telesom welcomes you to Xamaas, 40 km outside Berbera
House with painting supporting candidate 210
House with painting supporting candidate 210
Village by the last koppie (hill) before Berbera
Village by the last koppie (hill) before Berbera
House along highway 1 outside Berbera
House along highway 1 outside Berbera
The last koppie before Berbera along Highway 1
The last koppie before Berbera along Highway 1
Koppie is a South African word for a small rocky hill rising out of a generally flat area
Koppie is a South African word for a small rocky hill rising out of a generally flat area
The last terrain before the flats that slope gently down to the sea at Berbera
The last terrain before the flats that slope gently down to the sea at Berbera
Looking back at the Somaliland hills
Looking back at the Somaliland hills
Poor settlement on the flats outside Berbera
Poor settlement on the flats outside Berbera
Sandy flats outside Berbera with the mountains in the distance
Sandy flats outside Berbera with the mountains in the distance
Somtel welcomes you to Berbera City
Somtel welcomes you to Berbera City
...and departing Berbera for the return trip to Hargeisa
...and departing Berbera for the return trip to Hargeisa
Berbera to Hargeisa is around 3 hours without stops
Berbera to Hargeisa is around 3 hours without stops
Dwelling set up with thorn bushes for walls beneath a shady tree
Dwelling set up with thorn bushes for walls beneath a shady tree
Crossing a narrow wadi near Berbera
Crossing a narrow wadi near Berbera
Somaliland Highway 1 crossing a broad wadi which looks like it washes over the road with every big rain
Somaliland Highway 1 crossing a broad wadi which looks like it washes over the road with every big rain
Koppie south of Berbera
Koppie south of Berbera
Koppie south of Berbera
Koppie south of Berbera
Open Air Mosque
Open Air Mosque
Xamaas, Somaliland
Xamaas, Somaliland
Xamaas, Somaliland
Xamaas, Somaliland
Xamaas, Somaliland
Xamaas, Somaliland
Decorated truck coming down Highway 1 from Hargeisa
Decorated truck coming down Highway 1 from Hargeisa
Road construction - slowly repairing Somaliland Highway 1
Road construction - slowly repairing Somaliland Highway 1
Riverbed with a trickle of water and a water tower
Riverbed with a trickle of water and a water tower
Chinese facility in Daarbuduq, Somaliland, not far from the World War II monument
Chinese facility in Daarbuduq, Somaliland, not far from the World War II monument
Some water crossing National Highway 1 at Daarbuduq
Some water crossing National Highway 1 at Daarbuduq
Central Somaliland
Central Somaliland
Somaliland National Highway 1 between Berbera and Hargeisa
Somaliland National Highway 1 between Berbera and Hargeisa
Somaliland National Highway 1 between Berbera and Hargeisa
Somaliland National Highway 1 between Berbera and Hargeisa
Auto imports from Dubai to Somaliland
Auto imports from Dubai to Somaliland
Somaliland National Highway 1 beyond the halfway point from Berbera and Hargeisa
Somaliland National Highway 1 beyond the halfway point from Berbera and Hargeisa
Somaliland scenery
Somaliland scenery
Somaliland scenery
Somaliland scenery
Mining operation, Somaliland
Mining operation, Somaliland
Colorful house with decorations including the Somaliland flag
Colorful house with decorations including the Somaliland flag
The twin peaks of Naasa Hablood come into sight as National Highway 1 nears Hargeisa
The twin peaks of Naasa Hablood come into sight as National Highway 1 nears Hargeisa
Camels grazing on grass, Somaliland
Camels grazing on grass, Somaliland
Camels grazing in green fields near Hargeisa
Camels grazing in green fields near Hargeisa
SUTECH - Somaliland University of Technology
SUTECH - Somaliland University of Technology
Construction of a grand domed building on the edge of Hargeisa
Construction of a grand domed building on the edge of Hargeisa
Haah Business Center and Petrol Station
Haah Business Center and Petrol Station
Construction along Highway 1 outside Hargeisa
Construction along Highway 1 outside Hargeisa
UNICEF World Toilet Day, 19 November 2013 - Somaliland
UNICEF World Toilet Day, 19 November 2013 - Somaliland