Monday, March 24, 2014

Land Sailing in the Grand Barra, Djibouti

As part of my on-going campaign to highlight the perks of life in Djibouti, I bring you photos of our embassy's recent land sailing adventure in the Grand Barra. Having no experience, I was nervous at first, but it was quite fun. The place has a shade shelter and tables/chairs, so our group did a pitch-in lunch. There is a also a basic western-style bucket-flush toilet there. 

Tip: Fearing my sunglasses would be insufficient protection from the swirling sand clouds, I brought along my tinted swim goggles. Very glad I did. 

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  1. Pictures look great, I was wondering if you could provide more info on this... directions from the city, price, hours and anything else that is useful

  2. You have to make a reservation with the guy in advance, but it is right there along the Grand Barra road. Prices are sliding scale based on the size of your group and how long you want to sail, but quite cheap when you get a group together. The CLO at the US embassy arranged our trip, so I don't have the guy's number, but can track it down if you PM me.

  3. Taylor, I am also interested in the contact info for setting up this trip. It sounds like great fun. Can you try to message me. I tried to message you but I received an error. Thank you very much. I would love to do this. Your article was an inspiration.