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  • Keep an open mind

    Djibouti under French rule for a good while. The Foreign Legion still has a lot of men here. This mean that the country and its people were not free to develop independently and may have grown used to be assisted.Djibouti town is a shocking contrast of shanty town and nice but crumbling European style buildings. Dirt and fetid pools of rotting...

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  • Villa versus Apartment

    Hello,Welcome to Djibouti; if you are already here. Otherwise here is what I have found living in the city of Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti. All villas that I know of are surrounded by a wall and have a guard, electric generator, water tanks, and generally are in the same area as other villas. Similar to a castle. There are villas being built all...

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  • Local people

    THe best thing in Djibouti for me is to be with the local people. You can take a coffe, a tipical coffe of course, and smoke a shisha. talking with them about life.Another thing is to go to the beach, they are so clean and natural.Also you must taste a local candy which consists in dry skin of gazelle. Its really good, very hot and with a very...

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  • Djibouti City

    Djibouti City is Djibouti's capital and largest city, with about 400,000 inhabitants in its metropolitan area. The nation of Djibouti actually took the name of its capital when it became independent from France in 1977. Prior to that, the territory was called the French Territory of the Afars and Issas. The city is located on a peninsula separating...

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  • What can I say!!!

    This was not the best travel experience of my life, and it has nothing to do with the fact that Djibouti is a very poor country, I also visited Masawa in Eritrea and even though it too is a very poor country, well al I can say is, what a diference. Here it seems like every one just wants to get your money. One good example of this, My friends and I...

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  • It's as bad as they say

    I spent 4 months in Djibouti and it is as bad as everyone says. The only things that can be said about it is that there are very few tourists there, it's safe and some sights like Lake Assal are really nice. Le Club de Chiminots (I don't speak French so I apolgize if I misspelled it) near the U.S. embassy. This is the only restaurant near the...

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  • street scene in the city

    I'm not really sure where to put this tip but here it goes. If you ever find yourself here in Djibouti I want to let you know that since this is a third world country you will a lot of poverty and rubbish on the side of the road especially here in the city. You will see broken and abandoned vehicles, rubbish on the side of the road. The roads here...

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  • Visa - from your french embassy

    If you don't have an embassy in your country (just like me), than you can buy a djiboutian visa at the french embassy. It took 4 days, and costs 25$ (for me in budapest)If you have the time, it is easier to get it in Addis or Asmara.

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  • ...take a lot of...

    ...take a lot of money!everuthing is expensive...dispite the fact that many people earn 100$ a month.but if you are ready to lose many money, you'll see unique countrysides, and you'll live unique moments.even if you have travelled around the world 10 times! -sunset on lac abbé-camels on the salt lac assal-an afternoon under the bedouin tent in...

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  • Extremely interesting...

    Extremely interesting geography for first time visitors. It might become a little boring after a while, but it is an experience to visit. My visits there have been work related and very short. I don't miss anything, nor would I return for other than business reasons.

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