from Mogadishu with love

Of all my trips to Mogadishu, this was the least eventful. There were dancers like those who received me in Garowe, no running across the terminal like the last time I was there.

That said, however, I took a picture in a restricted street. The guard saw and almost ate me and my phone whole. We, that is, I and my colleagues from Somalia were able to convince him there was no ill intent. We deleted the one picture and I was left to go on with my business. Mental note: no taking photos left and right.

There was an explosion near my hotel. No, I wasn’t hurt.


I like the mosque coming up in the foreground

I think this was dusk at the beach

how not to take a picture

who would have thought the beach is this full of life

no good travel blog ends without food

view from somewhere to the airport

here is where to buy your tickets

tuk tuks are everywhere

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

17 thoughts on “from Mogadishu with love

  1. Nice photos, but why the restrictions?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. john zande says:

    Mate perhaps you should stop travelling there.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Eric Alagan says:

    Living dangerously, I see.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Tish Farrell says:

    So good to hear you survived this recent trip. All looks peaceful – at least in the photos you were allowed to take.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. foolsmusings says:

    I’m glad you’re ok and the pics are cool 🙂


  6. basenjibrian says:

    Was their vodka…or at least champagne…in that orange juice, Maka? 🙂


We sure would love to hear your comments, compliments and thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s