HOW and WHY MY FAMILY AND I CAME TO HARGEISA, SOMALILAND. | Lessons learnt and experiences.

HOW and WHY MY FAMILY AND I CAME TO HARGEISA, SOMALILAND. | Lessons learnt and experiences.

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Hello my wonderful viewers good morning good  afternoon good evening from wherever you're   watching from welcome back to MWIKALI GLOBAL  TV today I'm happy because I'm bringing to you   a video that most of you my viewers have been  commenting in the comment section requesting   to know how my family and I came to HARGEISA  SOMALILAND a beautiful place a wonderful land the   horn of Africa so that's what we are doing today  and you're getting me right from 25 restaurant   café and restaurant in HARGEISA SOMALILAND there's  a video that I did previously about this place   it's a nice restaurant just a small café  so if you're around JIGJIGA-YAR in HARGEISA   please feel free to pop in and enjoy  some nice meals and nice ambience   the place is Mashallah you will love  it so welcome to the show and enjoy it. So we have to do this thing  now. We are live at MWIKALI   GLOBAL TV and today we are going to tell you a  short story about how we came here in Somaliland   the journey the experience everything good  and bad we're going to share in today's video   so what you need to do is SUBSCRIBE turn that  notification button ON so that whenever I upload   new videos you can be the first to be  notified and keep watching don't just   watch without subscribing Sisi kazi  yetu ni kuwapea videos na stories you know a lot of content will pass you by so   subscribe for those who have subscribed  I really appreciate i appreciate so much in the first place did you know about Somaliland  like did you know about a place called Somaliland   no about it yes me to seek one of you  about Somaliland so it was confusing for us   I remember that day when I came home here  would you wish me to travel to a new country   why not yes welcome but this country  is called Somaliland so that one and then one of the friends to connect to  here to ask him where is this place exactly   and are you sure about the place you know because  we couldn't imagine that the people who are here   and it's so peaceful and even their families here   so he was trying to convince us but we  still doubting that eventually anyway yes so yeah so okay basically  we knew about Somaliland through   our colleague yeah a workmate yeah yeah who told  you uh by the way kuna jobs uh this and this place   would you like to go and work out of Kenya  yeah then wewe ukamwambia for now wacha   because I remember I think and you gonna  be that job before yeah like a month or   two yeah but we brushed it off by that by the  way my friend is still looking for teachers   are you still interested for the job vacancy so  when you came back ukaniambia tena the the slot   is still there the teachers are still needed  by the way there are so many expatriates here   there are teachers there are doctors there are  chefs they are engineers they are um what else is yes they do these buildings and all that there  are very many people here and not only Kenyans   by the way very many people from other different  countries exactly so from that time okay why not   try but these are so many many  questions will make our for how long   uh how sure you it's a safe place okay  like how is the life generally then even my family is here with  my kids so I was like okay   if he has his family there and it means  okay he is sure yeah it's a safe place yes   so that's when we said let's give it a try  but another challenge came in about passport then you are also worried because of the kids yeah so the  other thing now came in Sasa   and I think this is something I want to talk about  Kenyans or whatever you are I think it's good to   have you know things like passports in advance  yeah because life life comes in twists and turns   you never know when you need one and you know  opportunity comes and you lose it because you   are not ready for it and opportunity opportunities  come to those who are prepared exactly if you're   not prepared you will be skipped and chance given  to another person yeah so now getting a passport   took another time and it wasted you almost  another month yeah yeah yeah because your passport Unajua it was nice being in an airplane that  imagination you know but mostly it was because   of you know that good bad feeling there is fear  in it but you really want to risk out yeah because   and you also are curious to know yeah traveling  and getting to know the new place yeah it's an   experience it was really a humbling experience that's nice okay so for me I knew Somaliland  through you and the friend who contacted you and   and anyway so far you cannot regret this  right yes I can't regret it Alhamdulillah yeah oh my God okay so sasa coming here umeambiwa  tu you have not come to see because you see at   first when you are talking to him he will tell  you the culture is like this the dressing is   like this especially for the ladies you know the  religion is this how prepared were you about that   that was that was it's no question about it I was  not prepared I was worried i was so much worried   you know very many thoughts crossed my mind  how about the family i'm leaving behind   how are they going to cope without me you know we  are used to being there and then now this country   i'm going in i'm told that it has different  culture it was a big problem for me actually when   i was coming i was i was i was really disturbed  though i really wanted to venture and find out   for myself but that was a big big big problem  challenge yeah yeah okay same for me because you just go people are there yes you go so what  will make you not survive yes yes okay for me   it was not that stressful like you're leaving  coming to a new country that is a bit reserved   and all that the culture and the religion  and everything because i was telling you   why not it's a nice experience i think you'll have  a different view of life out there you will also   learn to appreciate other people's culture more  true you will also have to learn to accommodate   the religion you know because now when you come  here you have to adhere to the rules of the Islam   religion you know so when i when when you told  me that i was like okay you just go it's no big   deal this guy has told you he has lived there  with his family the kids are there so i think   some few hiccups and you will adjust so we  prepared and then you left but that day i   was really worried i called him the following  day when you traveled and your phone was off   because you didn't have a number a line for that  place so i kept calling him please when he arrives   let me know have you gone to the airport to take  him have you picked him are you sure he's safe   even before i left you know yeah the night  the night the night when i was going to the   airport yes so you knew you knew you would  take me you know like we do the bus stage   yes you take somebody up to the bus stage and  then you you get him into the bus or whatever   and then you tell him okay goodbye so you  know ignorance we went we reached terminal 2   you you are like he's my husband  we are going i'm i'm seeing him off   and then the guys tell you no are you  a passenger no you go back from here then you were crying I left  you crying i was so worried   so but that time it was a bit emotional  and we had to do what we had to do exactly so i got here but remember also  during that preparation time you know the   the parents the friends the family you know you  try to tell them you know i'm planning to go to   this place called Somaliland they don't understand  Somaliland so people will be telling you like so   what's wrong with you why have you decided this  don't you have jobs around here in kenya yeah   is that the only place you can go through no but  then then you're left confused am i making the   right choice or am i messing up somewhere should  i just stay around and never know you know yes on   the way on your side it was crazy because for you  you had that smooth ride yeah yeah on your side   your family your relatives okay like your parents  did not have much problem you just go you you go   find out what's going on there it wasn't that  much of a big deal and venture into life enjoy   have fun yes get the experience and  all that but now on my side oh my God   it was crazy because i remember that time okay you  left because we never left all of us at the same   time we never left all of us at the same time  so you came we decided come first know what is   happening and then after that after that you learn  the job and you learn the culture then you you can   tell us is it possible for us to come but before  that we were talked to the school administration   and they agreed that because your wife is a  teacher later if your work is good they can bring   her over if they agreed and we were like okay if  that's the deal then now we can agree you to leave   yeah but if they don't agree in the first  place for me and the kids to come no leaving   but it is also good for you to tell people the  issue here is if your work is good so it means   what people should know that the world is very  competitive and and everybody expects the best   so you cannot just go somewhere and then you just  want to do average things so you have to up your   game stand out given an opportunity you have  to prove you can do it yes so that's another   thing i keep telling people opportunities will  come but are you worthy are you are you ready to   do something different or give in 110 if  you really need it then you really need   to give your best so that was something that  was a challenge i had that if you have a job   but if i have to come you have to prove that the  school really needs your services yes you are   working to have that favor extended to your  family like your kids to come your wife to come   because your problem was you want that family  unit together because that's what we are used   to in kenya most of the time we live the same  place if you are working at this place i am   around and the kids but anyway thank you because  when you came here you did a nice job we did that   yeah good be prayerful every time give your  best be honest and everything falls in place   so now here you are you have arrived a  big shout out to my big bro my big bro shout out to bro God bless you a gym beast   but i really appreciate honestly  i really appreciate everything   i don't know yaani sometimes some things take the  hand of God and so far so good tunashukuru sana   big bro wherever you are  this is for you your family   our family we appreciate you we are very thankful  so sasa i had to tell my parents you know yes i am going to this place so they were like  what why once that you have a job in kenya the   kids are here they have to learn so easily they  are young they are growing so my parents said   there is nowhere that you are  going i was a and that was final that was final so i was like what i really  need to go because now my husband has left   and we had planned that at least he goes and  checks the place a nice place his work is okay   there are very many teaching opportunities there  and the institution had agreed to bring us over   so there is no problem there are other families  that are living there very many kenyans and other   people working there so don't be worried about the  security oh my God my parents this one if you what   i'm saying it was a struggle  but at the end of the day   i had to do this you know they also understood  later yeah yeah later they also understood them   they said okay God bless you in the new venture  in the new place yeah so i told them now i need   to process my documents on the kids documents but  for me to process my documents they have to give   their consent by giving me their identification  card the parents identification card and that one the struggle oh my God took us to please give  me the documents i need to process the passport   so nikambiwa now you i think maybe you're making  the wrong choice and at last they decided to help   me with the documents but it was crazy the way  i got the document push and cool i started for   another day that one is a story for another  day later i got the documents their documents   and i went silently you processed my documents  from the immigration officers in nairobi   and then after a few weeks i think two or  three they did not take so long we got the   kids passport yeah for the children and for me now  the preparation started to come over and all that   but also everything always has a struggle you know  sometimes the preparations would read somewhere   and it's like things are stuck but we became  patient and waited until now i got my tickets to   fly over and we came the kids were really excited  okay they had this idea like god really had this   idea of okay if i'm flying out i am going  to see that and the country is like this yes he was excited yes that night i think they did  not sleep it was terrible they they are aunties   we are still parking and it's me and the two  kids but later we travel i think one thing   that i learned that time it's good people to  be you know to be accommodating you should be   you should expect change that when change comes  your way embrace it because you never know you   know things happen for a reason so when we were  living it looked like maybe you know this is a   wrong decision we're making i don't think if this  is the right thing you're supposed to be doing   but at the moment i think it was the best thing  we did and if there is any challenge that comes   with it we solve it one at a time i think we  we are we are moving in the right direction   and that's one reason why we have more iconic  global tv yes so we try to explain to people that   there's a place called some island it is safe  people are living here the culture is good   the place is and anybody who has an idea of maybe  doing business venturing into new places then this   is the right place to be there's a lot of growth  happening recently in the education sector in the   hospitality sector there are very many schools  in our gaze very many new schools right now how   many schools have even opened been established  when you are here there are many very many then   also the hospitality industry hotels is booming  i think yeah that is one of the most uh growing   industry in this country yeah so now that's why  we are also trying to make the tourism industry   you know even the somaliland offices here about  tourism should do more to market the countries   sensitize people out there of the opportunities  of investment maybe in that can be really great   and they have they have good uh you know we  have advancement like now technology at least   the transfer the money transfer community  in person yeah yeah we have something called   yeah they are too fast efficient this one is not  like in kenya where every transaction you have to   produce your id and and again they charge you here  the money transfer is free sending when you are   sending and you are receiving buying anything  the transfer is free so it's like everybody   uses that particular service mostly cashless  transactions yes yes yes because it's free so   most people are using and it's easy to use it's  efficient and again one unique thing you don't   have to have a smartphone oh yeah sure by the way  you don't have to have a smartphone like put your   internet on then you operate the app no even  with the smallest that ship we call it kabambe   yeah the communication you can always access your  money operate your money and all that and but   unless you are doing the international um changing  the the money change from maybe dollar you want to   send to your country like for us we always do that  we change the money right on your phone change it   from the dollars to the kenyan ceiling then you  send even to your phone you can have that safari   compliant in your phone yes you change few minutes  you just check the money has been credited in your   account which is really really at last for me that  one is very effective and we enjoy the services so   so you are now in uh yes with the babies how are  you feeling how was everything when when i landed the turbulence was not so   bad you have not told people how you are excited  to go into an aeroplane you are taking selfies   you're so excited you know you know i'm flying  boeing three zero five six african airways and the confusion in you was too  much not like for me okay for me   it was not so much of a big deal you know  i had so many things going in my mind   i'm also concerned about the security of  the kids but of course the selfies must be   taken it's for memories you know by the way the  the international airport here is called agar   yeah when you go to our gates you'll  get to eagle international airport yes the environment the weather and i think that time were very  hot yeah the weather was very hot it was in   january no no no no no it was around october or  august somewhere there it was july again because yes you are supposed to you will not travel and  come to someone and then come up with a different   my friend if you're coming from kenya  maybe probably from other countries   you have to respect the islamic culture  so i had to buy some few boy boys but   it's also funny you know that's why  i said sometimes things work in uh the way god has planned your life i remember in   which year was that some time  back when i had my second baby   i was working in a school that is a catholic  oriented but when i went to look for my   maternity dresses guess what i bought yes  i went to italy in nairobi and got myself   two very nice black boogers and that's what i  was wearing then everybody thought i'm crazy so now when i connect to those two things it's destiny yes i think for me it was about  destiny and then i saw these two things connecting   so to my figure i'm not so much in a  shock because of my dressing because   i love it i enjoy it and i have done that  previously during that period of money to the culture and i also enjoy it   you look nice thank you so now we land again the  heat sun burns everywhere it's dry it's dusty so   my son was asking me hey mom is this the place  where we were coming the other baby was a bit   little she was young so hey yes this is where  the day stays so to cover to go to confuse that   how to do nanyana production to peak but luckily  the institution always organizes for transport   for new teachers new staff members from the  airport to the facilities where the teachers   reside the guest houses so we were picked  i was looking for you then i was like guys one of the drivers that i was like yeah so i know  he's still in the guest house but   you were sent to come and pick you  people then because of the kids so we came the environment at first we meet  with you looking for specific roads that time   uh the terrain is not good the roads  were not very well the market places anywhere how does even the driver  know where exactly it looks yes very many things are crossing my mind then  i even thought did i have to come to this place   i think i've made a wrong choice [ __ ] wanna  be aki if i knew this is how the place looks yeah so i'm also thinking very dry   where do people get water where do  they get food because hakuna farms but now that's crossing my mind cinnamon in the guest house and then at least now you  saw you you got familiar get up all the teachers   like you you did not want to travel back to  kenya because you were aware yeah and then   now we started getting into the system yeah mixing  with the new teachers mixing with the old teachers   they are the ones to explain to you the culture  the expectations the school policies where   when you came unless you had me yes yes you  know i was telling you this one don't do this on your own yes and although now i had to count on  my friend who connected me that's why i was mean   i was referring to him as very important  at that time yeah i don't know about him you know that guy is good you know you are good  bro don't worry so one day i think after one   day he he picked me up in my room and then  he took me to town we went to the bank   it was the first time i touched a dollar it  was your first time it was the first time i   touched that now you see why i was telling you  me being in an airplane was not a shock to me   because mimi i had touched dollars before  i know you know you know me yeah for me   that was the fact that i wanted to agree  yeah for me that was the first time around a thousand bobby kenya yes so you know so we went a number you can use  this buy a few things here and there yeah   he was a nice guy he took me to our time he  introduced me to this place you know telling me   how it works everything so i really appreciate him  and then yeah and then we went back he meant he   made your landing your first time experience here  very comfortable yeah very comfortable i remember   even my first watching uh basically all the  all the basic needs yeah he gave them to him so that's what brothers are yeah friends are for  years but i i also used to tell him please please   make sure my guy is comfortable make sure  you tell me how he's doing i'm worried   is he okay you know we made this decision the two  of us that you go and venture now if something   bad happens to him what will i say you know i  will be answerable maybe the family will also   question me my family will also tell me  why did you people decide to go there   so i really wanted at least somebody who  will check up on you and to make sure   so we appreciate that yeah yeah so  when we got here like a week after   i landed you know i started work and trying  to acclimatize yeah learn a few somali words   and and we're going to do a video on this one very  soon because right now this we can speak somalia language at the moment my kids speak somali  all of them they can speak arabic recite but you see these things are  just the same when you go to rome   you do whatever and i love  it anyway yeah i love it   a week after can be yes you might think you know  the kid is sick yes the smaller the small one   yeah she was a few months old i think you left  when he was around eight yeah around eight because   much yes then you told me she's sick so she  the condition was bad and then i was like   so i can't stay here my kid is sick yeah  let me just go back maybe it was a mistake yeah relax it shall be well bro  just just relax i told him no no   when my kid is sick and i am here it cannot work  i have to go back and then you called him secretly   you told him by any means  that boy should not live there he really dares to leave yeah women book me back i'm going because my child  is sick i cannot stay here then he just tells me   like that so that that moment was very depressing  for me i didn't i didn't have anything good in me   by that time because i said the family  is not there and everything is not fine i almost gave up but i said anyway let's see how  it rolls out yeah yeah so that part there was   stayed phenomenal it was terrible by this asaka  for me that time oh my god it was a tough time   in total i have to struggle alone um so he had very many questions but now he had  to answer him because he was also curious   and anxious as well yeah but now there are very  many things we have learned here by the way   one of them is the community aspect  of the summaries the togetherness   that bond they are minding about another  person's welfare they are so much concerned on   are you comfortable how is everything how is your  family how are your kids anything that happens to   you by the way they will follow up one day like  i remember one time the kid was sick to give up   in the guesthouse and then we were looking  for a place a hospital then this is a nice   one everybody was willing go to this place  una peratta referrals i can get underway   or a taxi for you to be taken to that doctor  yani there is a lot of bonding community care i think it's cultural for them helping is part of  them you know like most of my somali friends they   will prefer if they are going to town and  i'm going to the gym they will take me to   town then they go back to the gym you know  it's not like you're going to pay for them   they feel nice if they get in a restaurant like  today here they will tell you your bill has been   catered this is somebody you just met so it's  it's a really a beautiful community to live in   you learn a lot of good things about love sharing  yeah something else you'll see is mostly when   they eat they eat together they sit down they  share the same plate they use their hands to eat something else i found interesting if you have to use the public transport  oh my god you will just enjoy it because nobody is hurting you up on the bus then you just  do like this they will stop they will wait for you   would you remember not running for the polling  you go to the bus you board california nobody   is hurting you hey you're wasting our time get in  seats yes sit be comfortable now the driver will   drive off and there are no conductors that's how  honesty is is culture that's cultured here there's   too much honesty there's nobody to collect the bus  fare the bus so you just check the bus number if   there's this yeah you just pay through your phone  or if you have the money you just pass through the   customers you pass through the customers if you  are seated at the moment you give the next person   in the next chair give the next person to give  to pass to the other one to pass them until it is   the driver and everybody pays yes it's so much  good that you feel like an element of honesty   it's funny because i don't know my alley  most of the time i forget my phone in the gym   i don't have a sleepless night i  just yeah i go back the following day   i drink it and they tell you oh you left your  phone here we kept it for you so it's a good   culture another time you went to the market  downtown and you forgot your identity and   the lady the woman who was selling for you the  meat kept it for me until the next thursday yeah   because they knew you would pass over  there to people which is really nice   by the way that one oh my god for our brothers  and sisters in somaliland you are really bigger   in culturing honesty you know and responsibility  people have to know you are your brother's keeper   you are your sister's keeper anything that affects  them should be your concern anything that is not   going well with them should be your concern and  the same thing to them also you know and and um   yeah so the other thing you  want to talk about is maybe   the ladies know when you come here you  really need to adapt to the modesty you have to dress modestly and even the way   everything has to be a certain level of mannerism  it's something that i've also learned here you know it's it's good because they  grow up knowing what is right for them and and also the first time you came you know  okay like kenyans in kenya you greet some when you   meet somebody you greet somebody using your heart  yes so when we came here you're there extending   your hand to meet somebody and then somebody's  looking at you like um then you want that they   don't want you or something but later we learned  that you don't just go greeting especially the   opposite sex with your aunts yes you just say  salaam alaikum how are you good morning things   like that so if it's a man i will not touch their  hand if it's a man who wants to greet me they   will not touch my hand also but for the same sex  they can do that you can hug your lady friends if   you're a lady you can hug your your sisters your  brothers maybe in the home but now outside here   the man you stay on your lane yeah and that also  goes to the modest yeah yeah yeah it applies and   what ends amazing place oh now something else  that we found also amazing in our place in kenya   you used to you can go to the shop anytime  you wake up in the morning at seven you need   something you rush to the shop it's lunch time you  don't have tomatoes to cook you don't have salt and you are sure to find that lady here it's  mostly about timings because the shops close at   noon yes because that's time for salah and  everybody is in prayer mode now so they close   the shops go maybe to the mosque some some  people also go home after the prayer time   yes so they close the shops they close the  schools most schools operate also in shops   hospitals also unless you're all businesses all  businesses everybody is now going home prayers   then they go home so some people have that  afternoon nap they sleep up to around three   and four oh yes then around four life comes back  again after the play there is the shops can open   these afternoon schools but now for the kids they  have to go to the afternoon at noon the morning   section is finished from six or seven in the  morning up to 12 or 12 50 that bunch of students   go home then now the second bunch of school comes  to action and that is around from 10 50 or 1. but by sikhs they are home because they need to go  to madrasa they need to do their prayers it's it's   it's interesting another  thing is you know in kenya   in kenya on saturday and sunday it's a weekend  yes here on saturday and sunday is a week ago so   we are on work we are at work from saturday up to  wednesday and then thursday and friday is weekend   the weekend so when you come here you need yes  so you think now you're supposed to stay at home   you're going at work actually  saturday is the first day of the week   so it's funny but you get to adjust and then you  get to it it's interesting the first time i was   always very confused because you're wondering  today's saturday saturday today is sunday   and people from home are calling you each weekend  they think you are free but you're in class but right now i don't even find anything weird we  have really adjusted we know the time the shops   operate there is a time i cannot even dare leave  the house because where am i going to businesses   are closed shops are closed the restaurants  are closed so you just stay in the house and   after everything comes back to normalcy you  just go and do your thing but it's a nice   place the climate is good like right now it's a  bit cold so it's not raining the weather is nice   you know and another thing that  used to disturb me was water   where they get water in the desert mostly they  have this oh so mostly we have this big glories   they call buoyance those guys are the ones who  bring water in most homes and it's from the bar   yeah there are few homes with water there are  few places even where people do farming yeah so   but those boys those tankers will always bring  water to the homes yes the water is a bit salty   so again you adjust to that so most of the time  we drink uh the bottles the water in the water   buy from the shop yeah but so can you  get it just like getting it in kenya the   yes they sell very many products that and and  the salty water talking of that salty water   did it affect you when you came here yeah  the skin oh my god if you're not careful   your skin will change color so you have to  be somebody who's a bit hygienic a little bit   otherwise you even even i think at some point it  can affect maybe your feeding yeah because again   the food is not you know they will garlic  at home all the time they're vegetables   so you get used to eating rice spaghetti no  vyasia here the potatoes are there but they   are not you don't find the sweet potatoes a lot  you don't find the yams a lot but there's a time i   found in the supermarket the sweet potato do you  remember i don't know they told me they called but we'll follow up from the farms that are in  somalia or the greenhouses we need to know what   exactly do they plant so here the feeding  was a challenge for us i remember the kids   did not take their food for almost two weeks  they don't want rice no big problem we cannot   get vegetables with only the cabbage and the  spinach so we even resorted to planting our own   kitchen garden yes the kitchen garden watch  that video by the way the kitchen garden at   least it gets gives us some green vegetables  although right now i've really neglected it   because for the nutrition of the kids  it's important to have the green stuff   and then most of the food is also processed  yes how is that yes canned and processed so   you have to adjust because there is nowhere  where we easily get you know whole grain food   yeah most of even beans you have to buy canned  ones but at the market we get them and boil them   and that came later when we realized yes yeah  when you have somebody to take you around   you understand yeah and that's why i'm telling you  watch videos from california tv at least when you   come to argentina you'll have somewhere to start  from do you know when where to go the market you   know which taxis to use we call them that away so  adjusting here at least you need somebody to show   you that way it will be easy but again even if you  come on your own the locals are more than willing   to help oh my god yeah i really appreciate  the video even the students that we teach   very hard everybody everybody else very nice so  now i think for today we can have that as part one   so that brings us to uh the end of our first  episode of how we came to somalila let's do   this together it's amazing you'll get amazing  videos because also very soon i'm going to do   for you other videos of jobs that you can find in  somaliland 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