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The stelae of Tiya, Lake Abijata and the Rift Valley

Almost as soon as I got off the plane, in Addis Ababa, ETT had me embark on a two-day trip to Awasa (also spelled Hawasa) by car. Due to the long flight, I was already very tired, but if I … Continue reading

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Bahir Dar and Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile

Ethiopia is landlocked, but Lake Tana is large enough to be considered, by locals, a sea in its own right. Hence the name of the city that adjoins it: “Bahir Dar.” “Bahr” means “sea” in Arabic, and “dar” means “dwelling.” … Continue reading

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The Karo and the Mursi (DANGER!!! Nudity!!!!!!!!!!)

Unlike the Hamer, or the Khonso or the Dorze, the Mursi tribe has no organized way of dealing with tourism. This is a shame, considering that they’re arguably the most interesting tribe in Ethiopia; they’re famous for their plate-lipped women, … 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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CANCER! PLEASE HELP A WOMAN VICTIM! INFORMATION NEEDED

Originally posted on saboteur365:
THIS POST IS A PLEA FOR INFORMATION. IT’S STICKIED TO THE TOP OF THE HOMEPAGE FOR A FEW DAYS. SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE LATEST POSTS. IF YOU HAVE A WEBSITE, PLEASE REBLOG. One of the…

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Cool sounds from space

My brother sent me this link. I thought it was amazing enough to share with the rest of y’all:

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