Travel Blogs from Chencha, Ethiopia

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DETAINED, Omorate, Ethiopia travel blog

DETAINED

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... , handshakes all around, gates opened, we were off again. Big sigh of relief. At exactly 15:13, we crossed over into Ethiopia. No border police controls, no immigration, no customs, nothing. Just sand and bare trees and some goats and a few tin huts ...

Turmi - Day 6 of 10 - Omo Valley Trip, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Turmi - Day 6 of 10 - Omo Valley Trip

A travel blog entry by bigadventure05

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... not a tourist spectacle, it is a marriage rite. They make some giant urns of coffee. Coffee originated in Ethiopia and coffee ceremonies are an important part of life here. They perform a 'whipping ceremony' where the ...

Day trip to Omorate - Day 7 of 10 Omo Valley Trip, Omorate, Ethiopia travel blog

Day trip to Omorate - Day 7 of 10 Omo Valley Trip

A travel blog entry by bigadventure05

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Today we are making a side trip to visit the Galeb tribe. 1 1/2 hour drive each way from Turmi to their village of Omorate. To reach their village one must cross the Omo River in a dugout canoe. Not just a canoe, a real dugout made from a single ...

To Jinka: Day 3 of 10 day Omo Valley trip, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

To Jinka: Day 3 of 10 day Omo Valley trip

A travel blog entry by bigadventure05

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Arba Minch to Jinka (via Konso and Weyto) Drove about 3 hours around the south coast of Lake Chamoh to Konso where we took a tea break at a hotel. It was about the muddiest town I've ever seen (maybe a time of year thing?). We didn't really visit ...

Arbore, Arbore, Ethiopia travel blog

Arbore

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Et voici maintenant le peuple arbore. J'ai de la chance, j'arrive en plein mariage. Et mon guide possède un terrain dans ce village. Profitons des festivités. ...

at peace, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

at peace

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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I'm in Jinka sitting in the Jinka Resort ('resort' is a relative term around here) restaurant with a Dutch family in front of me and some Ethiopian music in the background. I am at peace now, especially having had a bit of time to just sit and think ...

at death's door, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

at death's door

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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Now three days into our tour of the south, we are camping at this village that is home to the Hamer people, who still dress very traditionally. Today we visited their small but very colourful weekly market. They charge two birr each per photo (the rule ...

Mursi, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Mursi

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Voici l'attraction du sud de l'Éthiopie, le peuple Mursi dont les femmes s'étirent les lèvres : question de statut social (suivant la taille du plateau qu'elle réussisse à introduire dans leur lèvre elles vaudront plus ou moins de vache), d'autres ...

Mursi village - Day 4 of 10 - Omo Valley trip, Mago National Park, Ethiopia travel blog

Mursi village - Day 4 of 10 - Omo Valley trip

A travel blog entry by bigadventure05

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... elderly man as a guide to accompany us. This guide speaks only the Mursi language, and Oromo the common language used in south Ethiopia. The plan is if we have a question we can ask Fuad, (he speaks English, Amharic and Oromo) who would translate ...

To Turmi - Day 5 of 10 - Omo Valley trip, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

To Turmi - Day 5 of 10 - Omo Valley trip

A travel blog entry by bigadventure05

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In the morning about 5 baboons hang around camp waiting for us to leave so they can scavenge our trash. During breakfast about 4 white tailed monkeys entertain us by leaping from tree to tree. Today's drive is on a very remote sandy road ...

Hamar, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Hamar

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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C'est un peu le clou du spectacle ethnologique, assister à une cérémonie hamar qui s'appelle le sauté le taureau (jumping bull ceremony en anglais). C'est une cérémonie de mariage où le marie doit sauter au dessus de 15 à 25 vaches, 3 à 4 fois ...

Pause, Woito, Ethiopia travel blog

Pause

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Ce n'est qu'une pause pour manger l'injera (une espèce de crêpe) avec du mouton, plat que je vais manger quasiment trois fois par jour tous les jours. Heureusement j'aime ça. Ici, à woito il y a une particularité, le plat est terminé par des ...

Lip Plate tribe, Mursi, Ethiopia travel blog

Lip Plate tribe

A travel blog entry by downtocl

Ok, you were abruptly left with us just piled into our slightly packed land cruiser heading out to Mursi to see the Mursi 'lip plate' tribe. Our driver decided that Mariah Carey 'Hero' and 'Without You' - especially the latter because most of us would ...

Dorze, cool highlands, and  'elephant lodge', Chencha, Ethiopia travel blog

Dorze, cool highlands, and 'elephant lodge'

A travel blog entry by carolerich

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... the car, and the next day is the local market.   Dorze is a small community, north of Arba Minch and south of Chencha.  It is only about 25 KM from Arba Minch, but is accessed via a dirt and gravel road which can become a challenging ...

Map pin only, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Map pin only

A travel blog entry by pinkkaz

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Report from Jinka, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Report from Jinka

A travel blog entry by ethiotrip

Our last night in the Omo valley. We've been to nine or so villages and seen women with lip plates, people covered in clarified butter, naked men running across cows' backs, and lots of wildlife. Tomorrow we fly to Gondar and the second half of the ...

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