MenuBlogVisited RegionsSouth AfricaNamibiaZambiaEthiopia 2DjiboutiEthiopiaKenyaQuébecRouteInfoPlanningContact meOther JourneysSite en françaisSelected region: Ethiopia Valley of Wonders — Dec 10, 2013 — Ethiopia The Dakhata Valley is nicknamed the Valley of Wonders due to some peculiar rock formations offering nice scenery.This valley of about 12 km is on the... read more Harar - Hyena-feeding — Dec 9, 2013 — Ethiopia Yes, it is really a wild hyena. These animals have a bad reputation mainly because of the movies depicting them as evil beasts. Personally, I think that... read more Town of Harar — Dec 8, 2013 — Ethiopia The city is located at the foot of the Ahmar Mountains, and to the north is the huge Danakil desert. At an altitude of 1856 metres, Harar has a different... read more Ethnological museum of Addis Ababa — Dec 5, 2013 — Ethiopia On the ground of the Addis Ababa University, there is an ethnological museum. In this magnificent building, once the palace of Emperor Haile Selassie... read more Tigray region — Nov 30, 2013 — Ethiopia The Tigray is a large region northeast of the country. It is a semi-arid zone known for its magnificent churches and spectacular landscapes. In this area... read more Danakil - Erta Ale volcano — Nov 26, 2013 — Ethiopia The Erta Ale volcano is the most active volcano of Ethiopia. This volcano has a lava lake (sometimes two) that is active since at least 1906. Volcanoes... read more Danakil - Le Dallol — Nov 25, 2013 — Ethiopia This strange and visually stunning area is made of various minerals such as sulfur and salt.Enjoy the superb photos of this place. Yes, it looks like... read more The Danakil Depression — Nov 24, 2013 — Ethiopia The Danakil depression in northeastern Ethiopia is a fantastic region. This zone results from the convergence of three tectonic plates that created astonishing... read more Axum — Nov 18, 2013 — Ethiopia Axum, it's a modern town, but also an old empire, a culture, and a lot of history. Axum was the cradle of one of the most important civilizations of Ethiopia.This... read more On the road #2 — Nov 16, 2013 — Ethiopia Ethiopians are in general very nice, but when they are behind the wheel, they are sometimes a bit stupid. The road is blocked by a bulldozer that must... read more Simien Mountains — Nov 10, 2013 — Ethiopia The Simien Mountains have been described by Homer (the Greek poet) as the playground where the Greek gods came to play chess. A very nice way to say that... read more Gonder and its castles — Nov 7, 2013 — Ethiopia The royal enclosure would have started when King Fasilidas decided to permanently base himself in Gonder in the 17th century. From that moment, the royal... read more Around Gonder — Nov 6, 2013 — Ethiopia Ethiopia is really a fascinating country. The landscapes are fantastic and the realms that once flourished in the region are surprising. After Lalibela... read more Around Lalibela — Nov 3, 2013 — Ethiopia Lalibela is famous for its rock-hewn churches, but it is also a very interesting place by itself. The market is one of the nicest we have seen and attracts... read more Churches of Lalibela — Oct 31, 2013 — Ethiopia Lalibela is a small town at an altitude of 2630 metres where twelve monumental churches have been hewn in volcanic rock. Classed by UNESCO as a World... read more Debre Tabor - Lalibela Road — Oct 29, 2013 — Ethiopia This road starts at Lake Tana then continues toward Debre Tabor to eventually end up in Lalibela. Almost everywhere in Ethiopia, landscapes are fantastic... read more Ethiopian Orthodox Church — Oct 28, 2013 — Ethiopia The religion in Ethiopia is very present in everyday life. Ethiopians seems to be very religious, and there are an astonishing number of churches everywhere... read more Bahar Dar, Lake Tana and the Blue Nile Falls — Oct 27, 2013 — Ethiopia Bahar Dar, located at the southern tip of Lake Tana, is a nice town with many palm tree-lined streets and a nice walk along the lake's shore. We stayed... read more Muger river and Blue Nile Gorges — Oct 23, 2013 — Ethiopia Many people wonder about what is there to see in Ethiopia. Those that are 35 years or older may remember images of hunger broadcast in the eighties. Others... read more On the road #1 — Oct 13, 2013 — Ethiopia In the north, Axum is well known for its huge stelae. However, other sites with more modest and less well-carved stelae are present in various sites around... read more Dorze and Chencha — Oct 11, 2013 — Ethiopia Dorze is the name of a village, but also the name of an Ethiopian tribe. These people live in the Guge Mountains and the most obvious characteristic is... read more Introduction to Ethiopia — Oct 7, 2013 — Ethiopia Hurrah! Ethiopia! On the photo, we are at the border of Kenya and Ethiopia (according to the GPS). What a road! But great scenery!We didn't reach that... read more Copyright © 2010-2023 Jocelyn Ouellet. All rights reserved.