Travel Mondays: Djibouti

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Djibouti is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, as well as Somalia in the southeast. Djibouti is a multi-ethnic nation with a population of over 790,000 inhabitants. The Somali and Afar make up the two largest ethnic groups.

Travel Mondays: Djibouti

While on away on vacation a major component of enjoying oneself is fully immersing and enjoying local cuisine. What yummy staples can be found in Djibouti? Djiboutian cuisine consists of a mixture of Somali, Yemeni and French cuisine. Moreover, there is food that also possesses some Asian influences. Therefore, local dishes use a lot of Middle Eastern spices, like saffron and cinnamon.

The people of Djibouti also like their fare quite spicy. So then, if you love food with a little kick you are going to be in 7th heaven! Spicy dishes here come in many variations. From the traditional Fah-fah or “Soupe Djiboutienne” (spicy boiled beef) to the yetakelt wet (spicy mixed vegetable stew). After meals, homes are traditionally perfumed using frankincense (lubaan) or incense (cuunsi). This frankincense is prepared inside an incense burner referred to as a dabqaad.

Alright dolls so what adventures do you have in mind for 2017? Thinking about planning your next big trip with the girls or even a cool solo getaway? Definitely consider putting Djibouti on your must-see/must-go travel destination list. Watch the video below in order to see more beautiful sights on this extremely gorgeous region as well as vibrant rich culture!

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Arianne Suggs is the founder of 1966 Magazine. I love to write about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, fitness and travel. Join me on my journey.