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A trip to the Danakil (part V): on top of the volcano

All the clichés come to mind when standing on the edge of the crater on top of the Erta Ale volcano: being on top of the world, taking the trip … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

A trip to the Danakil (part IV): the antiquated salt extraction techniques

As the heat was quickly rising, we had to make a move to the salt extraction plains, another unexpected sight. It was already midday and the sun was getting very … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

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