Category Archives: Around Ethiopia

Road trip

Most travelers fly to Harar from Addis, but I happen to enjoy a good road trip. You see so much more that way. Here are some pictures I took out the window on the way back. Advertisements

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Omo region, part 2

The second round of pictures from our tour of the Omo region. Karo The Karo people are known for their elaborate body painting. As far as I could determine, the people in my photos are using traditional decoration patterns done with chalk and ochre; … Continue reading

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Bale Mountain Lodge

At a party our first year in Addis I met a British man named Guy who told me about an upscale eco-lodge he was building in Bale Mountain National Park (pronounced with two syllables BAH-lay, not like a bale of … Continue reading

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A day on the Sanetti Plateau

We wondered whether we would see any Ethiopian wolves on the plateau. There are very few of them left in the world. Last year the count for this endangered canid was about 500 over six small regions, one of which … Continue reading

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The little Hilux that could

I don’t have a car right now, so I hired a driver with a Toyota Land Cruiser for a four-day weekend trip to the Bale Mountains. Thursday’s drive to the lodge went well. But this morning we took the car … Continue reading

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CARE

A few months ago Alekka began an internship at CARE Ethiopia’s downtown office. Her job on Tuesday and Friday afternoons is to edit stories for publication in the NGO’s newsletter. CARE’s projects in Ethiopia focus on teaching modern farming methods … Continue reading

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Gonder, part 2

As promised, pictures from around town on our trip to Gonder.

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We have just passed into the realm of Gonder

Last weekend Andreas and I took an overnight trip to Gonder (also spelled Gondar) in northwestern Ethiopia. Alekka had already visited Gonder on a school trip so she opted to stay home and work on her Extended Essay. Gonder was … Continue reading

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One does not simply walk into Mordor

About two years ago I wrote a post with almost the same title. I wanted to use it again because this time there really WAS a volcano. After another early breakfast, we hung around while the local hires broke camp. … Continue reading

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Sunset at the lake

Danakil day 2, afternoon The tour company advised us to bring a book and a diary for Saturday afternoon, when it would be too hot to go anywhere. The temperature reached 50 C, which is about 122F. Indeed, that is … Continue reading

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