Djibouti does deals with everybody, the exile Frenchman said. He’s living in Djibouti City for almost three decades, is married to his second Djibouti wife, and owns a transport company. Not being picky was probably born out of historic necessity, as Djibouti always was a spot of many interests. For thousands of years the Gulf of Aden…… Continue reading The Desert at Lac Abbe in Djibouti
The Gulf of Aden, notorious for pirates, is one of the major waterways on the globe. Connecting the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea via Suez Canal, there are about 21’000 ships crossing the gulf per year. Hence it’s not surprising that there are quite a few shipwrecks on the seabed. One of them is the MV Priamos…… Continue reading The Wreck of the Priamos
Trading with salt from Lac Assal in Djibouti goes back to bartering with Abyssinian caravans by local Afar and Issa tribes. The lake is situated 155 metres below sea level in one of the hottest places on Earth.