Travel Blogs from Konso, Ethiopia

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Crocodiles, Concentric Circles & A Very Long D, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Crocodiles, Concentric Circles & A Very Long D

A travel blog entry by shyam_t

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... of the road (which got me rather worried), yelling 'Highland, Hiiii-land!!' or 'YouYouYouYouYou!!!' The former is the brand of Ethiopia's first bottled water, and is a real collectible by the sound of it; the bottles are used to keep either milk from ...

Blown Shock Again, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Blown Shock Again

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

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... is a concept).  So summarising we are all pretty dirty, dusty and smelly feeling a little over it by this stage.  Ethiopia has almost no infrastructure and hence things like ATMS are a pipe dream.  We bought a little Ethiopian money from ...

Local issues, Gewada, Ethiopia travel blog

Local issues

A travel blog entry by gary.rosewarne

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We met up with our fellow overlanders and in Konzo and filled up fuel for the last time in Ethiopia.  Andre and Barend also had to do some running repairs on their 80-series Cruisers, but nothing major. Shawn and I also did some investigation on a ...

Konso, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Konso

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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... , le paysage est spectaculaire avec ces montagnes cultivées en terrasse (et cela a été commencé il y a 50 ans quand le roi konso a décidé que désormais pour préserver la terre, il fallait cultiver en terrasse). Question nourriture j'ai le droit à ...

The Last Straw, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

The Last Straw

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... our routine of packing and eating breakfast, and then set off towards the Omo Valley. The first town when reaching the Valley is Konso. We drove into Strawberry Field Eco Hotel and Camping. After being told it’s 30 Birr per tent for camping, we ...

"You you you you you!!"

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... into town and had dinner at Edget Hotel, where the "food is the best Konso has to offer". We devoured our first injera dinner in Ethiopia, along with a mountain of and tibs and eggs. Well, Matt and I did at least. Between the two of us we ate twice as ...

Konso, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Konso

A travel blog entry by izzie

Konso ...

human cargo, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

human cargo

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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Perhaps the best part of the whole 8-day tour was talking to my companions. Zhou had guided tours all over China before moving to Britain. Bex had been a producer for BBC radio news, and spoke fluent Mandarin. They had recently travelled for around a ...

Konso, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Konso

A travel blog entry by yoni

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... mean to approach to take his photo, so we settle for a couple young guys who just like to get dolled up. February 1, 2008 Konso, Ethiopia This morning before we left Turmi we meet some people from Save the Children Foundation at the Buska, which was ...

Konso, entry to the Omo Valley, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Konso, entry to the Omo Valley

A travel blog entry by carolerich

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... this area....right out of a National Geographic article.  This is a more traditional African area then other locations in Ethiopia.  The predominant religion is animism, although the towns have some Christians and Muslims.  When I get home ...

Konso et la première ethnie du sud, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Konso et la première ethnie du sud

A travel blog entry by balibran

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... collines environnantes, nous sommes tout de même à 2000 et les cultures s’étagent de 1000 à 2500M.Sur ces restanques les Konso sont passés maîtres à cultiver de nombreuses variétés de plantes ensemble et dans un même « champ » ...

Konso Museum, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Konso Museum

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... of new waga is dying out due to the influence of missionaries who oppose ancestor worship. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ethiopia/konso/sights/museums-galleries/konso-museum#ixzz3R19e0t84 ...

Village life in Konso, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Village life in Konso

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane

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... with flies and in a state of needing their clothes washed. We visited the village wall, the community houses and the generation pole. Konso was not unlike Calabor 30 years ago in many ways. The sun went down; we ate tacos for supper and went to ...

Keyafar, Bullenspringen, Keyafar, Ethiopia travel blog

Keyafar, Bullenspringen

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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Bullenspringen beim Stamm der Bana im Dorf Tole etwa 20km von Keyafar. Eki, der Sohn des Dorfältesten will seine schwangere Freundin heiraten und muss dafür über Bullen springen. Er hat es gestern auf dem Markt in Keyafar allen seinen Freunden der ...

Oh well..., Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Oh well...

A travel blog entry by dentalvagabond

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... to hitch another ride to the final destination Konso. Getting into the hotel I thought I was in heaven! My first room in Ethiopia with a private bath!!! I was so happy and immediately wanted to take a shower when I realized - butt naked - that there is ...

Turmi - Keyafar, Keyafar, Ethiopia travel blog

Turmi - Keyafar

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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Schon auf dem Weg nach Key Afar überholen wir viele Angehörige der Stämme aus den umliegenden Dörfern in ihrer traditionellen Kleidung, die mit Kühen, Ziegen, Gemüse und was auch immer auf dem Weg zum Markt sind, der hier jeden Donnerstag ...

Visit to the Konso King, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Visit to the Konso King

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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... to take advantage of their offers sometimes.  You could find out more about their lives and what it is like to live in Ethiopia maybe - in exchange for a small amount of money.   It is not really a rip-off - it can be a worthwhile ...

No Wi-fi In Konso!, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

No Wi-fi In Konso!

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... birr / NZ$.70c / US$.50c, Juice 25 birr / NZ$.30c / US$ 25c, Totalling 125 birr / NZ$8.30 / US$6.10. John got a bottle local Ethiopia sweet wine from Lake Zeeway for 250 birr / NZ$16.70 / US$ 12.30 where we will be passing on the way back to Addis. ...

Konso Village, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Konso Village

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... is Orthodox Christian. The Konso, are a Cushitic-speaking ethnic group primarily inhabiting south-central Ethiopia. According to Hallpike (1972), Konso family traditions indicate that they are a composite people, both physically and culturally, with ...

HIGHLIGHTS Sun 21 Dec: Dassanech Tribe, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Sun 21 Dec: Dassanech Tribe

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Passing through open grassy savannah like country, I was really surprised at the 40 km Chinese built road where we were able to travel along it at 100 km.   Soon it ran out just before the immigration control point at Omorate – 72 kms from ...

Konso Sunrise, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Konso Sunrise

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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The noise of the generator starting at 6 am got me up to peep out of the window to see an orange glow in the distance. As another mossie had kept me awake, it was time to get up. Grabbed my monopod and the sunrise sequence taken over 45 minutes while is ...

Konso Chief Gezahegne Woldu Compound, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Konso Chief Gezahegne Woldu Compound

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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The chief (46) has been one for 12 years. It is a position handed down within the family. Trained as a civil engineer he returned when his father died to live and uphold the tribal Kertita clan traditions. He sees his main role as dispute resolution as ...

HIGHLIGHTS Tues 16 Dec: Konso, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Tues 16 Dec: Konso

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... . A cross indicates that this family is Orthodox Christian.           Konso Chief Gezahegne Woldu Compound The chief (46) has been one for 12 ...

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