Thanks to the couple of readers who suggested we post some photos to balance the thoughts generated by the Clients enforcing their rights to your stuff at Christmas Island.
If you're a mum with children living in Mogadishu would be unthinkable. 6 car bombs per day, non-stop automatic weapons fire 24 hours every day, there was always gunfire (or Mogadishu music) when I was there about a year ago.
This was the the sort of protection we needed to visit the baby health centre.
Locals live all the time with the threat of car and truck bombs. When we were hemmed in once I thought it was goodnight nurse, hello Jesus. For the people who live there it's constant.
And everywhere we went we at least had the chance of getting a few rounds off in answer, local women have nothing.
It's very hard to know that nose job, roid rage, casanova, and the bad attitude collective are getting the red carpet treatment all the way.