Monthly Archives: September 2015

Daasanach Tribe

Our visit to the Daasanach tribe was very different than the Hamer tribe.  Obviously they are two different tribes and very different but the experience was also very different.  The Daasanach tribe can be found along the Omo River in

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Omo Valley – Hamar Wedding Ceremony

We went to Omo Valley to visit the ethnic tribes of Ethiopia.  They are so far south that we were about 10 kilometres from South Sudan.  The highlight of the visit was a   tribe Wedding Ceremony. Went to a bull jumping

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Lalibela Ethiopia

The main attraction in Lalibela Ethiopia are the rock churches that he carved out of the rock.  I’ve wanted to see them for a few years now and they really are magnificent.  They are connected through a maze of tunnels. Lalibela

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Simien Mountains

Ethiopia has something for everyone.  It’s a diverse country with something for everyone such as culture, history, food and wildlife.  I went trekking in the Simien Mountains in northern Ethiopia in search of the Gelada Baboon which is only found

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Gondar the Camelot of Africa

Gondar is a lovely city in the north of Ethiopia.  They say that its not what Gondar is, but what Gondar was that’s so enthralling.  The Royal Enclosure is the reason why people come to Gondar today.  The wealth is

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Sudan – Pyramids, heat and floods

We made it across the border no problem into Wadi Halfa Sudan and the first thing you notice is that its hot.  Really hot. The hottest I’ve ever been through 50 degrees Celcius (122 Fahrenheit) .  Believe me its hard

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Abu Simbel

The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan about 230 km southwest of Aswan.  They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, in a Nubian village.  The twin temples

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Sailing down the Nile River

Sailing down the Nile River We spent two days in Aswan on Lake Nessar trying to sort out our Sudanese visas.  As the muslim weekend is on Friday and Saturday we knew they would not be processing them until Sunday

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