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The Dorze tribe of Omo Valley

In all the excitement over the more famous tribes of Omo Valley (the Hamer and the Mursi), one tribe fell through the cracks and was left out: The Dorze. To all you Dorze reading this blog, I extend my sincere … Continue reading

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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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