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This is Djibouti?  

This is Djibouti?

Close Encounters of the Best Kind

December 20th 2010
Nothing prepared me for it. I had signed up for just this experience; I knew I was going to see one (or two) of them. But then I SAW the first oneā€¦and I about choked on seawater because I was so astounded. I was awestruck and giddy all at once. Just inches away, a whale shark was slipping by, its massive grey body, spotted in white, almost blocking the rest of my view. So close that it ... read more
Africa » Djibouti

Djiboutian Flag 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
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