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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 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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