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Djibouti



Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

You won't find a ton of great artwork and handicrafts in Djibouti. Other countries in the region do this much, much better. There are some local baskets, keychains, purses, etc but many of the Djiboutian "souvenirs" are imported. My husband bought a goat skull encrusted in salt from Lac Assal (impulse buy!) and that will be staying here... - Jun 14, 2016
Scuba excursions. - Feb 28, 2013
Nothing really. Most curios are from other countries in East Africa (namely Kenya). - Apr 13, 2010
Djibouti is not known for local handicrafts. Woven palm baskets are about it locally. You can buy neato handicrafts from Ethiopia, Yemen, and Kenya, but nothing is low-priced. - Aug 15, 2008
Nothing. - Apr 1, 2008