Friday, 3 March 2017

Berbera Somaliland

There's a lot of fuss in Somaliland right now over a possible UAE military base being built in the coastal town of Berbera, where the giant company DP World is taking over the port. 

I expect this will bring changes to the town and its buildings, many of which are decorated with fishes and nautical images. Here are some of my photos from the town as it now.








Blankets offer a bit of shade for the trucks










Grave of a Sufi saint

























I was told these chimney pots were from the days Somaliland was a British protectorate

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Bowling in Asmara

On my wanders around Asmara, I noticed a building with multi-coloured windows. On one side there's a big skittle and bowling ball, with a little sign with an arrow saying 'bowling'. 


This is what I found when I went inside. Bowling lanes.







This man has run the place for a very long time.





Nobody was bowling when I was there. That day, they preferred pool.