Exceptional places to visit in 2019

Planning a trip for 2019? Take a look at our favourite destinations to travel to this year, as recommended by our expert authors. 

Five reasons to visit Somaliland

Somaliland is a unique, strange and intriguing place that is seemingly worlds away from its Somali neighbours. 

Rock on: Africa’s most impressive rock art

Africa has some magnificent centuries-old rock art — how many have you visited?

Frankincense

The coast of what is now Yemen and Somaliland has probably been the main global source of frankincense since the second millennium BC, author Philip Briggs writes.

Dual citizenship in 30 minutes

Almost anyone can wander downtown and get themselves a bona fide identity document, no questions asked, writes Sean Connolly.

Giants of the ocean

Author Philip Briggs sheds some light on the sharks and rays of Somaliland.