The most beautiful place I have ever seen


The most beautiful place I have ever seen was the western savannah in Somalia.

This blog features new Minnesotans who are studying English at Rondo Community Outreach Library in St. Paul. This blog entry was written by Huruse Gurhan.

It was 1978. I had a holiday from my elementary school and we went to see to our uncle who lived in countryside. I was with my older brothers. It was Gu, one of the raining seasons in Somalia. Near my uncle’s house there was a little bit of bush. But the rest of the area was wide open savannah, and the grass was tall and green. There was plenty of milk from the animals to drink and water lay everywhere. It was the most pleasant time I have ever remembered.

After I stayed a week, I asked my uncle if I could visit the goats and sheeps with him. It was about 4 p.m. when we walked about one kilometer from home. We came to plain and open grazing area. I saw many different animals which I assumed were domestic animals. But to my surprise, there were wild animals like deer, antelopes, and gazelles. When we got close to them, none of the animals were running. They were simply gave a way for us, although I was afraid. I asked my uncle why these animals did not run, and he said because no one harmed or hunted them except lions and hyena.

My name is Huruse Gurhan I am the ESL student, of the Rondo Library In St.Paul MN. I work as economic assistance worker in Hennepin county. I do have five children and lovely wife. I would like to overcome my English problem soon.