How to cross the border between Djibouti and Somaliland by land

cars at the somaliland border - crossing Djibouti Somaliland border

I crossed one of the most remote land borders in the world, the Djibouti – Somaliland border. It was easy and fast, but way less comfortable than I though. “It’s Somaliland, not Somalia!” This was the most common misconception I had to explain while I was talking about my journey around the Horn of Africa […]

A travel guide for Djibouti City – East Africa’s melting pot

A travel guide to Djibouti City - European Quarter architecture

Undervalued, charming and enchanting, Djibouti City is a journey through Arab, East African and European influences. My drive from Djibouti’s international airport to the capital’s city center was calm and straightforward. No masses of people walking on the road, hundreds of cars beeping for no reason, or standstill traffic jams. Way differently – it was […]

Lac Abbé & Lac Assal – Djibouti’s alien landscapes

sulphur lake Lac Abbe Djibouti

Desertic and inhospitable, but simultaneously bizarre and flabbergasting, Lac Abbé and Lac Assal in Djibouti are some of the world’s strangest landscapes. I will never forget the first time I glimpsed Lac Abbé’s surreal landscape at the horizon. The scenery looked so dystopian and desolated, that for a moment I thought I landed on planet […]