Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Journalism is nothing if not the beautiful license to find stories. Beautiful ones, tragic ones, ones that make you think. Sniffing them out like some sort of literary bloodhound and bringing them back, tail wagging. What happens to afterwards at the hands of the editor doesn’t bear thinking.  But the hunt is good fun.  In   Read More …

Categories: Africa, Ethiopia, Travel

For your entertainment and at least partly for my nostalgia, I kept a list traveling from Cape Town to Cairo of various interesting statistics. It makes for a colourful two minute retelling of the course of events.

I’ve been in Ethiopia for almost two weeks now. It’s been a delicious downtime from constant traveling up to this point – a chance to stop thinking about Cairo, about endings, about the fact that nothing lasts forever. But this morning it will be time to move on. To Metema at the edge of Ethiopia   Read More …

Categories: Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Travel

Followers of this blog will know of my plans to go and explore Ethiopia at the end of this year. Being the exciteable sort I am and having ready access to internet and the Lonely Planet guide to the country, I have started doing research into the people, landscapes and history of the country. It   Read More …

Categories: Africa, Ethiopia, Travel

…is always an excellent idea. After having decided where I would like to go and explore at the end of this year for another three to four week backpacking adventure, I promptly fell sick. It appears that after Mozambique my body was somewhat exhausted and was letting me know that I should stop pushing my   Read More …

Categories: Africa, Ethiopia, Travel

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