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A trip to the Danakil (part III), the amazing sulphur plains

For visitors, Hamadila is the base from which to see the salt extraction sites as well as the famous sulphur plains of Dallol, one of the main attractions in the … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

A trip to the Danakil (part II), following the camel caravans

My friend Isabelle’s face dropped when she realised that the so-called “Melabeday camping” on the program was no more than an Afar bed of wood and straw planted outside in … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

A trip to the Danakil depression (Part I): descent into another world

The drive down from the Abyssinian highlands to the Danakil Depresion is like a descent into another world, a world of scarce ressources and bare survival, but equally a world … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Holy site of Debre Libanos

Before I start writing about the amazing trip I took to the Danakil depression, I ought to mention a few words about Debre Libanos and its monastery. In a few … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

Trip to the OMO Valley cut short

Independent travel never goes perfectly according to plans, and this is true also in Ethiopia. We had everything lined up (including the lodge paid in advance) to spend 24 hours … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sidamo to Konso via Yabello

After a restful three days in Yirga Alem, we continued our journey with a long six-hour drive south to Yabello, a crossroad town about 200 kilometres from the Kenyan border. … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sidamo: in the heart of the coffee growing land

Most trips southwards will include a stop in the Sidamo region, the very lush area of southern Ethiopia, best known for its moka coffee and selection of tropical fruits. To … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

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