Flat Stanley in Djibouti

(These images were kindly shared by Zeno Gamble.)
 
I am an Army Reservist that works at the Pentagon. I was mobilized and deployed to the Republic of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.
My son's class in King George, Virginia sent me his Flat Stanley, and I am proud to share the pictures with you:
Mackenzie's Flat Stanley arrived in Africa on March 18th.
Flat Stanley is in Africa. He is pointing to Djibouti with his left hand.
 
Flat Stanley's new friends: Anhar, Faisal, Mandek, and Fatouma.
 
There are many camels in Djibouti. This camel has never seen a flat person before.
 
This is a French calendar. The months of the French year are:
Janvier, Février, Mars, Avril, Mai, Juin, Juillet, Août, Septembre, Octobre, Novembre, Décembre
 
This is a party mask from Kenya. Can you find the elephant on the mask?
 
I don't think that Stanley knows how to use the oven correctly.
 
This is Flat Stanley and a rubber chicken.  Remember Faisal from the first picture?
I think he's scared of flat people and chickens.
 
Flat Stanley decides to eat Army food instead of learning how to cook. YUCK!
 
Here is the camel again. I think the camel is taste-testing the red-and-white striped pole.
 
It doesn't help when Stanley gets between the strings!
 
I keep pictures of Mackenzie, my sister's family, my friend Sergeant Judd, and also Mackenzie's friend Zack Judd. I have a volcanic rock.  I have a geode, too. I also have a big white rock made of salt.
 
It is important to learn the languages spoken in Djibouti: Somali, French, Arabic. Other languages frequently spoken are Amharic and Afar.  Not many people here understand English.
 
Stanley has more than 10,000 Djiboutian francs! That is the same as $60. The green matches say "ABAALGUD". That is Somali for "REWARD".  If you find Osama Bin Laden, the reward is $5,000,000.
 
Time to go to work!  Flat Stanley rides on my camel pack.  The camel pack holds 2 litres of water.
 
 
 

 


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