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Lake Assal - More like Lake O-Salt  
   

Lake Assal - More like Lake O-Salt

The third lowest point on earth (according to everyone in Djibouti, but not in actuality) is nevertheless a wonder. I had to wade in with my flip-flops on because the lake bed is comprised of little salt-crystal stalagmites - sharp, but also beautiful - talk about a white sand beach!
Djibouti Calls

January 14th 2012
Djibouti is extraordinary in several ways; it is a country that is virtually unheard of (so in that way it’s a perfect destination) and if people have heard of it, they remember it as a mnemonic for an ample backside. It is also remarkably dry compared to its western neighbor from which we arrived, so much so that I asked if the trees become any greener during the rainy season (which for Ethiopi ... 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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