Feature: Chat, Anyone?

Around 1pm, don't miss the arrival of chat – a fascinating slice of local life. Suddenly a cacophony of car horns and shouting breaks out, heralding the marvellous news: chat, the nation's daily 'hit', has arrived fresh from Ethiopia. Afterwards a heavy torpor descends on the town and all activity ceases for the afternoon.

During your stay in Djibouti, you might be invited to 'graze'. Don't expect to be stoned, however, and take antidiarrheal tablets, just in case.