Ethiopia to Cape Town 2013

8 months - with Gitane - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Selected region: Ethiopia

Valley of Wonders  —  2013/12/10  —  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...
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Harar - Hyena-feeding  —  2013/12/09  —  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...
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Town of Harar  —  2013/12/08  —  Ethiopia

Harar, a walled city 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...
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Ethnological museum of Addis Ababa  —  2013/12/05  —  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...
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Tigray region  —  2013/11/30  —  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...
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Danakil - Erta Ale volcano  —  2013/11/26  —  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...
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Danakil - Le Dallol  —  2013/11/25  —  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...
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The Danakil Depression  —  2013/11/24  —  Ethiopia

The Danakil depression in northeastern Ethiopia is a fantastic region. This zone results from the convergence of three tectonic plates that created astonishing...
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Axum  —  2013/11/18  —  Ethiopia

Northern Stelae field 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...
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On the road #2  —  2013/11/16  —  Ethiopia

From Debark to Axum 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...
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Simien Mountains  —  2013/11/10  —  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...
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Gonder and its castles  —  2013/11/07  —  Ethiopia

The royal enclosure The royal enclosure would have started when King Fasilidas decided to permanently base himself in Gonder in the 17th century. From...
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Around Gonder  —  2013/11/06  —  Ethiopia

Ethiopia is really a fascinating country. The landscapes are fantastic and the realms that once flourished in the region are surprising. After Lalibela...
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Around Lalibela  —  2013/11/03  —  Ethiopia

The town of Lalibela 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...
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Churches of Lalibela  —  2013/10/31  —  Ethiopia

Huge constructions Lalibela is a small town at an altitude of 2630 metres where twelve monumental churches have been hewn in volcanic rock. Classed by...
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Debre Tabor - Lalibela Road  —  2013/10/29  —  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...
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Ethiopian Orthodox Church  —  2013/10/28  —  Ethiopia

Ethiopian Orthodox Church The religion in Ethiopia is very present in everyday life. Ethiopians seems to be very religious, and there are an astonishing...
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Bahar Dar, Lake Tana and the Blue Nile Falls  —  2013/10/27  —  Ethiopia

Bahar Dar and Lake Tana 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...
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Muger river and Blue Nile Gorges  —  2013/10/23  —  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...
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On the road #1  —  2013/10/13  —  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...
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Dorze and Chencha  —  2013/10/11  —  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...
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Introduction to Ethiopia  —  2013/10/07  —  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...
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