Did you ever think that you’d read an article telling you to add Somalia to your list of tourist destinations? Here it is and you’re reading it. The reasons? Here you go.
First of all, let’s forget about what the media says about Somalia. We know that and the majority of that coverage is biased because the main motive is making money out it. But, Somalia has something different and better for those who want to come and explore the country. Here’s a glimpse of the country’s capital city, Mogadishu.
People keep hearing only bad news from Somalia that they forgot the country was once called the Switzerland of Africa. Once, in the 1960s and 70s, the country was known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” That was before decades of armed conflict and instability drove visitors away from Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, leaving a once-thriving tourism a distant memory.
Last September Somalia was admitted as the 157th member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at the organization’s general assembly meeting in Chengdu, China. This is was a major boost to the country’s bad PR.
According to the UNWTO, which helps destinations position themselves in global tourism markets, the spread of tourism in industrialized and developed states has produced economic and employment benefits in many related sectors – from construction and agriculture to telecommunications. It adds that developing countries particularly stand to benefit from sustainable tourism and acts to help make this a reality.
Somali Beaches = Paradise
If you wanna experience what paradise feels like, go to the pristine beaches in Somalia. That’d be a lifetime experience for everyone. I’m not just saying it; I mean it.
Just in case you’re persuaded enough to give a visit to Somalia, here’re recommended 10 places to see:
Remember: The background music in the video above makes every Somali cry just because of the message it conveys.