Comoros – 159th Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Comoros is my 159th Country.
The Comoros is a small island nation located off the east coast of Africa, in the Indian Ocean. The islands were inhabited by various Arab and Bantu-speaking groups before being colonized by France in the 19th century. The Comoros gained independence in 1975 and has since experienced political instability and coups. The country has a unique culture and is known for its traditional music, art, and architecture. The Comoros has a mixed economy, with agriculture, fishing, and tourism playing important roles, but the country also faces challenges related to poverty, unemployment, and environmental degradation. The Comoros has also been affected by natural disasters, including cyclones and volcanic eruptions.
This visit was a treat after my previous three countries in Central Africa. This island reminded my a bit of the Seychelles without any tourists. Lac Sale and rock formation, Dos du Dragon were beautiful natural highlights. But the true highlight was randomly participating in a traditional Comoros wedding on my last day.
Comoros is my 159th Country.