#174 Country Djibouti Population: 757,074


174th Country to visit our BLOG!  WOW…Welcome!
 Background
The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afars minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 following the conclusion of a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti’s first multi-party presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH; he was re-elected to a second term in 2005. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the mouth of the Red Sea and serves as an important transshipment location for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands. The present leadership favors close ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, but also has strong ties with the US. Djibouti hosts the only US military base in sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading “#174 Country Djibouti Population: 757,074”

BMW Motorrad: May Sales Down 8.8%


Tom Wera 06/08/2012

Trying to find info on other brands and how their sales are doing.  Despite being down in May 2012 seems BMW is still up for the year. 

 

SOURCE:  ULTIMATE MOTORCYCLING

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You can NEVER get enough of SPIT! Homer, Alaska


This is a really good slide show of Homer Spit.  We saw all of it and now I am motivated to get the Homer Spit pics off my travel PC and get them on my Mac….enjoy your tour of the SPIT…it is seriously a place to visit if you are going to head up to Alaska. 

Take a trip to the Homer Spit in this slideshow. The Spit is a great place for kiteboarding, fishing, jogging, beach combing, and camping.

My deep thoughts about the SPIT!  😉 from summer 2011

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