Monthly Archives: February 2015

My favorite Erta Ale video and some thoughts

I took many videos of Erta Ale, and I would have spent all day watching it if I could have; it’s that mesmerizing for me. Here’s my favorite video, which I just uploaded today:   I’m back in Addis Ababa, … Continue reading

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Back from Harar

The last leg of my journey was Harar, a medieval city whose old city features narrow winding streets. The old city is surrounded by a wall. My guide told me that in the old days, the surrounding Oromo tribe used … Continue reading

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Update from Ethiopia

I just returned to Addis Ababa from Omo Valley. Visiting the Omo Valley area is almost like visiting another planet. In many rural areas, people wander about in full native garb, which sometimes means wearing nothing at all. I visited … Continue reading

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I’m finished with north Ethiopia, and…

I’m now visiting the tribal south of Ethiopia. I wanted to post more updates, but internet, and electricity, is rather sporadic in these parts. Lalibela, with its rock-carved churches, was impressive. Some other tourists I’ve met have told me that … Continue reading

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Something to whet your appetites: Erta Ale

Here are a couple of many videos I took at the famous lava lake in the Danakil, Erta Ale, the only permanent one of its kind in the world:

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To the mountains, and now a castle

My journey to the mountains took me through some towns where poverty is the rule. To call their dwellings “hovels” would be too generous. I did see some nice wildlife in the mountains, but I got sick and had to cut … Continue reading

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Ancient ruins and high country

Yesterday I visited some ancient ruins. They are shrouded in mystery, and subject to interpretation. But this morning, I embarked on a journey that takes me high into the mountains – mainly to see some unusual animals.

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Having great adventures!

Dear readers, I’m having great adventures in a faraway land. A couple of days ago I visited an awesome volcano. The day after that a remote place of worship. Sore legs, high spirits, happy to be alive and many stories … Continue reading

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I’m off to another adventure

Dear readers, My posts have been rather sparse recently, due to my preoccupation, and preparations, for the fulfillment of one of my greatest pleasures in life: Travel. Yes, I’m off to another one of my travel adventures. My destination will … Continue reading

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