Miss Jean Louis of GISHWHES

Miss Jean Louis of GISHWHES (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) was born in a hut in Khôr ‘Angar, in the dirt. I’m going to be honest, I’d never actually heard of Khôr ‘Angar…so I looked it up. Hmmm…East Africa. Okay.


Khôr ‘Angar is a town in the northern Obock Region of Djibouti. It is situated on the west coast of the Bab el Mandeb Strait. It’s about 160 miles from Djibouti City which is a pretty important city in that area. It’s really warm there most of the time. January is their coldest month on average, but it’s still 80 degrees. (The average high in July is mid 90’s, but it does get in the 100’s sometimes.) I love living just north of Los Angeles in “The Valley” because our weather is a lot like Khôr ‘Angar…although I could do without the 100+ degrees in the summer. There are a lot less people in Khôr ‘Angar though. Their population is around 1,000. They have an airstrip there, so it seems possible to fly in for a vacation.

I’m not sure how long Miss Jean Louis lived in Khôr ‘Angar, but I like to think she had many a fun childhood memory there. She probably knew everyone in town and they knew and loved her. I imagine she was a very friendly child and quite loved chasing bugs.
*Photo from Wikipedia 

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