From Ethiopia Misc
So if you are going that way, you have to hitch a ride on a three ton cargo lorry going that way. Where do you ride?? Up top, just like my fellow local travelers are doing in this picture, right before I hopped back up on my spot on the metal bars.
From Lalibella From Lalibella Lalibella, Ethiopia underground church. One of the cooler spots in the world.
I have no been on the road for more than a year and think I have learned a fair bit about travel and backpacking. The topic is avoidable mistakes that we’ve all made on the road. Learn from our mistakes. I hate top “10” (or whatever number) lists — so […]
Sudan was the first fully Islamic state I have visited – Sharia law is in effect there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharia. It was also the first police state I’ve been to. You have no doubt read about the problems there – foremost of those the situation in Darfur, but also the independence movement […]
The power here is only on every other day. One day on — one day off. The three internet cafes in the town that I’m at right now, Gondor, don’t have generators. When there is power, it sometimes will cut out, right in the middle of you doing something (like writing a blg) on the net and you’ve lost all your stuff.
I love the rain. I have for as long as I can remember. It has always meant life to me. Water is such a crucial ingredient for all life, at least here on our planet, which is the only one I’m personally familiar with so far. Every time it rains, for some reason, the thought that life is soon to flourish goes through my mind.