Travel Blogs from Jinka, Ethiopia

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The tribe(s) has spoken, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

The tribe(s) has spoken

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... taken, so we were all clicking away.  We were allowed to walk around freely which was very nice.  On our way to Jinka we were stopped at a village where there was a very small monkey that had been separated from its mother in the morning. ...

Jinka, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Jinka

A travel blog entry by izzie

Jinka ...

Omo Days 5 & 6: The Mursi, The Ari, And The Dorze, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Omo Days 5 & 6: The Mursi, The Ari, And The Dorze

A travel blog entry by leahaston

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... has gone incredibly smoothly. We’ve been perfectly safe and the people have been helpful and friendly. For travel I cannot recommend Ethiopia highly enough. It is undeveloped enough to feel like a real adventure, but you can still find water for a ...

"It's Better to Die Than Live Without Killing!"

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath

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The Mursi warriors live by the credo "It's better to die than live without killing!". The men are known for their fierce and bloody stick-fighting which still goes on till today. The women are famous for their fascinating lip plates. It is said that ...

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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... Village had a school and a teacher. Teacher's house looks to be the best in town. Drove on to our overnight destination of Jinka. Scenery again becomes lush and green as we climb out of the Omo Valley. Jinka is like a wild west town where the ...

at peace, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

at peace

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... , ETH. 15:00 (9 o'clock local time) Distance Traveled: 180 km Road Conditions: Omorate to Turmi rough dirt tracks, Turmi to Jinka pretty smooth alongside road that's being constructed. Overall Average: 34.01 km/hr Max Speed: 75.4 km/hr (but that ...

mursi mursi, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

mursi mursi

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... per photo from tourists will surely keep the practice going. The government still exerts little influence on this part of Ethiopia, and tribal feuds, which result in numerous deaths annually, are ongoing. Venturing into the territory of a neighbouring ...

Lip Plates, Warriors and The Profound Jamalesh, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Lip Plates, Warriors and The Profound Jamalesh

A travel blog entry by shyam_t

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... this time - we had a proper sit down breakfast with hard boiled eggs, bread, peanut butter, pancakes, honey and coffee. Quite a feast! JINKA & JAMALESH At about 11AM we got to the little dusty town of Jinka, where we stopped for a cold drink - I ...

Saturday market in Jinka, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Saturday market in Jinka

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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... few Mursi people around (famous lip-stretchers, have a look at the picture below) who live in a village not too far from Jinka. Approaching the tourists and trying to get some birr (Ethiopian money) for taking a picture of them was their purpose of ...

driving in Ethiopia, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

driving in Ethiopia

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... be interesting to know how many human lives have been lost after a driver went into a skid to miss a heifer. In two months in Ethiopia I've witnessed some spectacular near-misses, and we've massaged a few cows, but as far as I could tell we never clipped ...

Are We

Are We "Killing What We Love?"

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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... 8211; the museum is a culmination of what they have learned.  They invited women from the different tribes to come to Jinka for a couple of days and answer questions not only from the anthropologists but also from each other.  Their answers were ...

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 ...

Jinka, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Jinka

A travel blog entry by yoni

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... a load of bottled Coke suffering alternately the rain and dust. We are happy we've decided to fly to Nairobi. January 30, 2008 Jinka, Ethiopia This morning we drive out to see the Mursey tribe. These are the women with plates in their lips. This is ...

Arba Minch to Jinka, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Arba Minch to Jinka

A travel blog entry by reef

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... promises of free food) where they attempted to educate them about female circumcision, a practice that is still widely done in Ethiopia. He claimed that once people had been to these workshops that this tradition had been completely stopped, a fact I ...

The Key Afar market, K’ey Āfer, Ethiopia travel blog

The Key Afar market

A travel blog entry by travelwithjorg

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... tribes go there so nice pics! The people know that the tourists are coming so dress up even more than they normally do. Met with Biruk, the guy I changed money with at the Kenya/ Ethiopia border and took the bus to Konso for an evening sleeping in my ...

Visiting the Tribes of South Omo, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Visiting the Tribes of South Omo

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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... heard monkeys -very distinct and eerie.  Today we are going further into the Omo Valley and we will end up in the town of Jinka.  Our first stop was to see the people of Dasanech.  They have a cool way of gathering honey – they use ...

Exploring people of the Omo Valley, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Exploring people of the Omo Valley

A travel blog entry by travelwithjorg

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In the bus to Konso I met Solomon who was going to Jinka and invited me to go with him and meet his friends, Abraham, Gelana, Demelache, and some other guys.I stayed at Gelana's place which was perfect. In the evening had some nice Ethiopian food and got ...

Life Beyond Moyale..., Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Life Beyond Moyale...

A travel blog entry by downtocl

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Well i left us just managing to roll into Ethiopia. The campsite we rolled into had no running water - as there is a drought about, so we all got drinks, chatted to a couple of very nice locals and contemplated bucket baths the next day (as after 4 days ...

Lip Plates, Mursi, Mingi Children & Bad 4x4s, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Lip Plates, Mursi, Mingi Children & Bad 4x4s

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean

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... fields and walking on the roadsides soon changed from those seen wearing the same dress everywhere in Ethiopia, into those wearing distinctive tribal attire. We pulled into Jinka’s bus station one hour early and soon Mamo and the driver turned up to ...

Omo Valley, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Omo Valley

A travel blog entry by laurier

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... of this country,it's people and wildlife.  Also we want to thank our ethiopian guide  Zerihun Tassle of "Timeless Ethiopia" Tours for his cheerful and knowledgable guidance throughout the tour. To see the whole photo album of this trip, go to : ...

Colorful Thursday Key Afer Market, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Colorful Thursday Key Afer Market

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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... of the skin skirts, plus the short wraps the young men wore certainly showed their well-toned legs off to advantage!! We got to the Jinka Resort but did not have reservations there.  Then we came to the Jasmine or was it Usoh Hotel and they only had ...

08.04.: Spontantrip Tag 2: Pleiten, Pech und Panne, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

08.04.: Spontantrip Tag 2: Pleiten, Pech und Panne

A travel blog entry by noxi

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... endlich weiter gehen! Leider mit dem unguten Gefühl im Magen, dass wir 2 Stunden verloren haben und vermutlich doch nicht mehr nach Jinka fahren können. Das ist einfach zu weit weg und wenn die Straße so weiter geht, dann haben wir keine Chance. Also ...

Where it all began…, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Where it all began…

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

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... in the heart of the Great Rift Valley was to visit the tribes of the Lower Omo Valley – the area of southwest Ethiopia described rather ominously as the "Southern Nation Nationalities & Peoples Regional State", close to the borders of Kenya and ...

Map pin only, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

Map pin only

A travel blog entry by pinkkaz

Map ...

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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