Moucha and Maskali islands May 4th 2006 Moucha and Maskali islands, off Djibouti coast are about 30 to 45 minutes away from the Port and a few Djiboutian francs for the fare.
We use to spend most of our week ends there, swimming, snorkelling, fishing and barbecuing. The place is a real dream for divers. The coral reef is splendour and the colourful fish a delight to the eyes. The sand is hot and so bright, sun glasses are a must.
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Africa » Djibouti The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afars minority during the 1990s led to a civil ... ... read more
Magnificient pictures of a volcanic country.
All these pictures date 1985-87
I spent 15 months at the "5eme regiment inter-armes d'outre mer" based in Djibouti, not far away from "la Legion Etrangere" and its lunatic recruits.
In France, National service was compulsory at that time (1985)and I thought that if I must pass time under the army flag I d better go overseas.
Tahiti was "fully booked" so I was assigned to Djibouti and I don't regret it. This destination is closer to France but still is a 7 hour flight from Paris with no escale. Djibouti has been and will stay a rich and memo... full info