Friday, August 26, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
I visited Lake Assal four years ago during my last assignment here but wanted to see it again this time before I left. It's reputedly the lowest point in Africa at 509 ft below sea level and the third lowest in the world. Here are two pictures with the second clearly showing the salt content in the lake. I dipped my hand in the water and was still scraping salt off my hand a few hours later!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
they put up traffic lights. These are literally the first traffic lights I've ever seen in Djibouti. They were working the other day but they had to turn them off. Why? The lights caused two accidents because drivers assumed other drivers would stop when they didn't. I like the old system of every man for himself!
Let me add, there are no people on the streets because it's 4pm, Ramadan, and 110F outside.