Djibouti http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/ Djibouti Ardoukouba view WIth a volcano in the forefront http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197806 70197806 Lake Assal First seen from the road, it stands at -155m on the shores, the deepest dpression in Africa, the second in the world http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197807 70197807 Salts The most saline large lake in the world, it has up to 40% salt, and is encircled to the North by a huge salt pan http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197808 70197808 A shore Lake Assal is 7x 10 kms across http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197809 70197809 Salts, more salts! It produces salt for the Ethiopian market, taken through some times by camels, generally by trucks. Its temperature average is 33-34 °C. It evaporates a lot... http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197810 70197810 Irreal Yet amazingly beautiful. People do swim here http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197811 70197811 Balbala A Djibouti town area http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197812 70197812 Le vieux bar A 1968 photo of Le Bar du Palmier en Zinc. It actually had an oddity, a zinc palm. A meeting point in the old town. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197813 70197813 Centre Town http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197817 70197817 Overlooking This guy is set in the backgournd of some poor slums http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197814 70197814 Crossing This one is lazily strolling across the motorway! http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197815 70197815 Danger! So motorists are aware... http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197816 70197816 Les Caisses An area of town, this photo also by Stephane Loonis http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70207926 70207926 A peculiar monument At a crossroads http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197805 70197805 The old bank http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197819 70197819 An alley A beautiful photo by Steve Loonis http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197824 70197824 Cafeteria http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70207038 70207038 Old house http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197825 70197825 Colonizing plant Growing fast on the first bit of land off the lavas http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197818 70197818 A valley WhIte over dark shades, with some trees http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197820 70197820 The beach in front of the Devil Overlooking the peculiar island http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197821 70197821 Devil's Island From the plan, it reveals its nature a bit better. A volcano at sea http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197822 70197822 Goubet Kharad A gulf http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197823 70197823 The islands from Ghoubet http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197826 70197826 Goubet, a toungue of lava http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197827 70197827 The gulf Of Goubet Kharad http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197828 70197828 At sunset http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197829 70197829 A salt beach Whiter than clouds http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197830 70197830 Lava field Very recent, possibly less than 30,000 years old, maybe a lot less http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197831 70197831 Simple lodge On Musha Island, in front of Djibouti town, yet remote... http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197832 70197832 Obock This lodge is in the northernmost 'Departement' or Region of the Country http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197833 70197833 Oil The oil terminal http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197834 70197834 Port The main source of revenue, it mainly serves Ethiopia http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197835 70197835 View Djibouti point http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197836 70197836 Dutch ship at dock Clearly military. A photo by Dimitry Khordoshevitch http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70207925 70207925 Tandjoura Les Sables Blancs lodge http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197837 70197837 More lake Assal http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197838 70197838 On the road to Khor Ambado http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197839 70197839 Le Phare The lighthouse http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70197841 70197841 Alan on the Road Alan, one of my favourite students ever, now lives in Milan, Italy. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877199 81877199 Simple roudabout One choice only, ahead to Djibouti! http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877201 81877201 Alan and his father On the salted grounds of Lake Assal. This is the furthermost point of the EER, the new Ethiopian complete Route, one that cover 3 States and 5 regional States within Ethiopia. Plan a good 15 days to run just its main course... forget the many variants. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877200 81877200 Meet the camels Trashumance the new way http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877202 81877202 The Sea Finally... http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877203 81877203 http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877204 81877204 Special sands http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877205 81877205 And black, black lava http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877206 81877206 Difficult passage Going to a viewpoint above the Goubet gulf http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877207 81877207 lava road Making a secondary road here means, basically, shifting fresh lava... http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877208 81877208 Many beaches http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877209 81877209 One just for Alan! http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877210 81877210 Private.. for the visitor http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877211 81877211 http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877212 81877212 Beach game http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877213 81877213 A gulf No one, absolutely no one around http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877214 81877214 A road with a view http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877215 81877215 Salt flats Bright white http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877216 81877216 Salt cristals http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877217 81877217 After sunset A striped sky effect that only occurs in the tropics http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877218 81877218 next time.. Bye Bye beaches http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81877219 81877219