Where’s Djibouti? Africa for adventurous travelers

WHEN I received an invitation from Djibouti tourism authorities to visit this Horn of Africa nation, my reaction was probably like that of most people. Where’s Djibouti?

Well, it’s a small, Arab- and French-speaking nation sandwiched between Ethiopia and Somalia, home to about 847,000 people and the only US military base in Africa.

My four-day trip there gave me a brand-new perspective of both the country and the continent. It would rank as an adventure holiday.