The Forest of the Day May 5th 2006 The forest of the Day (pronounced dye or die).
During my time with the army I had the opportunity to be part of a training mission that took place in the Forest of the Day. We went up there because the hot season had begun and the best way to escape the rising heat of the valleys was to set up a camp high in a mountain top or plateau.
The forest is at 1500 metres altitude and the day temperature ... read more
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