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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.

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The old walled city of Harar was founded sometime between the 7th and 11th centuries and quickly grew to be an important Arab trading post. It is sometimes called the fourth holy city of Islam, after Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem; … Continue reading

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Mucking about

Today we took the long way back from Rum. Most days of the week there is a ferry that goes from one small isle to another, but on summer Saturdays there is a ferry that starts on the mainland and … Continue reading

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No bad steps

We are now on the Isle of Skye, aka “the misty isle.” Today we drove in our rental car along a series of nerve-racking single-track roads to the village of Elgol.  Our plan was to go on a hike described … Continue reading

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Cam ye o’er frae France?

Today Andreas and I had the very happy task of picking up our son Kosta at the Stornoway airport. Andreas hadn’t seen Kosta for more than two years; I saw him at Christmas, but that’s still too long ago in … Continue reading

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