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Bakara Market, Mogadishu

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Experience the traditional way of life of the citizens of Mogadishu at Bakara Market. Being the largest open market in the country, it offers a wide variety of products--from fresh groceries and prepared food to all kinds of spices, handmade clothes and accessories, all the way to medicines and gas. It’s a great place to find cheap but memorable pieces of jewelry, shawls, or any other gifts and souvenirs. Plan your Bakara Market visit and explore what else you can see and do in Mogadishu using our Mogadishu trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Well I don't know what seems to be the problem with the other review, but I didn't get stabbed actually I found people very welcoming and open to dialogue. One thing I learnt , if you want something.....  more
    Well I don't know what seems to be the problem with the other review, but I didn't get stabbed actually I found people very welcoming and open to dialogue. One thing I learnt , if you want something.....  more »
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  • It's very big market. Get all you need for a good price
  • Not sure how it is today, but back in 93 I flew in with some friends for an afternoon pick me up. The locals were very unfriendly. They were giving away rifles to all the locals, but would only attempt to give us the bullets. Even though it was already a warm day, the locals started setting up what I assume were BBQ's, but someone should really tell them burning tires is not a healthy way to cook. All in all, not a good experience. There is another review that says the chocolate is great, but the meat tastes like human meat? Ummm, how would they know that?

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