|Dusk at Lido Beach|
|Well,hello beautiful! believe it or not this is what you see when you first arrive in Mogadishu|
If the beauty of the airport does not get you, then the love Somalis have for their capital city will have you loving the city also, because if you are ever on transit with them then you’ll hear how almost 80% of them call their friends to say they are in Xamar, the love in their voices when they say Xamar will make you want to love the city same way they do.
What you hear about Mogadishu is mostly untrue. The residents of this city will shock you with how accustomed they are to explosion and gun-shots. You would think that the war and constant bombings will weaken their spirit but if you visited Mogadishu without any prior information of it's infamous reputation you will not think it to be the most dangerous city in the world but just a bustling, loud town with loads of tuk-tuks and a heavy military presence, but if like me you come to the city with the full knowledge of it being dangerous a fear that never goes away settles in your stomach for the whole while you are in the city.
I had a list of places to see while in the 'world's most dangerous city' because who wants to be the person who visits the city and has no iconic stories to tell.Stories like I saw Somalia's parliament,the national theater and Villa Somalia, seriously these are the places I really wanted to visit but the friend I was to explore with thought this list dangerous and borderline suicidal and so we settled for places to eat at, shopping and Lido beach.
|Look at me, I am the Captain now (if you know, you know)|
Lido is Mogadishu's most popular beach as it's located not too far away from the town and it's public.We went to Lido in the evening and to say it was beautiful would be a huge understatement, there is this restaurant right on the beach, so if you are ever in Mogadishu early evenings on Lido beach and dinners are quite the treat.
Also on Lido beach there are boat rides that go far into the sea, they are a must if you ever visit but whatever you do, do not get into a boat full of ladies,they will scream and make the boat ride experience a horrible and scary one.
|My besties also known as fries :-)|
|Who would have thought sheesha in Moga!!!!|
|Who would have thought a club in Moga!!!!|
When you think Mogadishu,do you also at some point think sheesha or loud music, I am guessing no because I would never in a thousand years have thought that there are sheesha joints in Mogadishu,that not only have sheesha but also play loud music.
If you want to see the unexpected side of this town,then Posh Treats has got you covered and if you are like me and are a 'drug free zone' they have some really awesome food too.
|The best pineapple cake ever.|
|Kericho Gold, we see you!|
|Inside Makkah al Mukarramah|
The shopping experience
Xamar Wayne is baati heaven!!
Have you ever been to Mogadishu,if so what did you make of it and do you have recommendations on must visit places in the town?