06/26/2012 07:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Get To Somalia Without Getting Killed By Pirates (VIDEO)

The Gulf of Aden is nicknamed "Pirate Alley" for the unfortunate amount of piracy in the area. Attacks are unlikely on Somali ships, and for a fee (and with a little luck), tourists can hitch a ride from Yemen with some cargo. In my case, there were a lot of cookies involved.

Here's how I did it.

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