Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A Quick Stop for Fuel

Today the ship pulled into Djibouti for a brief fuel stop. (If you're wondering, Djibouti is in Eastern Africa, bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.) According to Rob's email, this quick visit is going to cause everyone to have to take malaria pills for the next 30 days, as Djibouti is home to the deadliest strain of malaria. They didn't stay long; they were gone by mid-afternoon. Rob says that since he didn't actually set foot on land, he can't mark it up as a place he's visited! Maybe we'll bend the rules this time...not too many people can say they've been to Djibouti!

Rob sent a few more pics from his day trip in Jordan. One is of camels roaming the desert (he said they were everywhere), and the others are from the special lunch that was prepared for them that day (chicken cooked in clay pots set in the ground).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your blog and the pictures with us. Many of us will only get the opportunity to visit these countries through your trips and Rob's stops along the way, while out on the ship.

Carol D.