Here is a piece I wrote for EthnoTraveler about the salt in Djibouti City. It is everywhere in the earth here, not just at Lac Assal and last fall I went out looking for, well, I didn’t know what. I found pink pools of salt.

“Pink the color of a rose, a grapefruit. Pink the color of a prom dress, a girls’ first nail polish, the late summer sunset.”

Read A Harvest of Salt here.