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Somalian spirit

Koerner Gray Buchta tells us why this unlikely tourist destination may be worth a visit

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In northwestern Somalia I met men whose muscles wrapped around their bones like thin and delicate vines. They ate little — when I was invited into their homes, they offered me a bowl of rice and a glass of milk for dinner — but they worked hard and for long hours. They were bricklayers working for under a dollar an hour. With this pitiful income, they somehow managed to maintain enormous families.

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