Travel Blogs from Turmi, Ethiopia

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The Karo and Body Art, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

The Karo and Body Art

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath

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It's 5am. It's dark and silent. The generator has not started yet. I was up first and with my torchlight on, set about getting ready for another drive through rough roads. (The generator kicked in shortly after as a special arrangement for our group ...

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 ...

The Running On The Bulls, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

The Running On The Bulls

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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Day 82 Today: 160 km Total: 14,835 km After our tiresome tyre day yesterday, we wanted to approach the day with lots of caution and not drive too fast with Mzee. Our guide thus recommended skipping a village across from a river (with a ferry involved) ...

Jumping Bulls & Whipping Women, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Jumping Bulls & Whipping Women

A travel blog entry by shyam_t

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It was with much excitement that we set off for the Hamar village - remoteness measure: it took us almost an hour to cover the 12km to the village. Many other 4WDs with tourists were already there for this very public important event. This was going to ...

Counting Clicks & Men with Guns, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Counting Clicks & Men with Guns

A travel blog entry by shyam_t

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... body art, which can change daily, and can range from stripes, circles, stars, or in the case of one little boy - "I love Ethiopia" on his chest.  Scars are also important features of the tribe - either signifying valour (chest scars on a man mean ...

Omo Days 3 and 4: The Karo Tribe and the Turmi Mar, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Omo Days 3 and 4: The Karo Tribe and the Turmi Mar

A travel blog entry by leahaston

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... most endangered group. Most of their cattle died from disease and they have recently turned to agriculture. In the afternoon we returned to Turmi for the large weekly market. People walk up to 50km into town to sell their grain and crops. We had a local ...

People of the Delta, Omorate, Ethiopia travel blog

People of the Delta

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath

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... for lunch and check out and then it was off to Jinka which was three hours away. As it was market day, we stopped at the Turmi market on the way. This was the only time I felt slightly comfortable as folks came up to us and were touching and pushing and ...

Crazy Canoes & Bottle-cap Bouffant, Omorate, Ethiopia travel blog

Crazy Canoes & Bottle-cap Bouffant

A travel blog entry by shyam_t

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... -fashioned glass bottle!), it was back on the road - back to the Buska Lodge for lunch, before a quick visit to the Turmi local market. Shobs and I decided to buy some beaded bracelets and enlisted Melkamu's help to do the bargaining...once again we were ...

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 ...

The Hamer - Whipping and Bull Jumping, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

The Hamer - Whipping and Bull Jumping

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath

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We heard them before we saw them. the women were singing and dancing and there was gaiety in the air. For the first time, there were other tourists around. Anyone visiting the region at this time, wasn't about to miss this ceremony. We followed the ...

Omo Day 2: The Dhasanech and Hamar Tribes, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Omo Day 2: The Dhasanech and Hamar Tribes

A travel blog entry by leahaston

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... Not bad. We’ll be getting the “packed lunch” every day from now on. Accommodation: We are staying in a pension in Turmi that costs $6.50 per night. Our room has a bed and mosquito net in it. There is no electricity and we are glad that ...

Omo Day 1: Banna Bull Jumping, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Omo Day 1: Banna Bull Jumping

A travel blog entry by leahaston

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... shouted "highland, highland!"—which means that they want our empty water bottles. Arba Minch is the most southern airport in Ethiopia. From there, you still need to drive another 4-5 hours southwest to get to the Omo region. We're talking dirt ...

Turmi, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Turmi

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Turmi, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

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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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... school is a "modern" mud brick building that is unusable (missing windows and some walls etc.... Not sure why). TURMI We drive on to Turmi, an interesting town because both "regular" people and Hamar people live ...

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 ...

On to Turmi, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

On to Turmi

A travel blog entry by reef

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... 's work and asked him more about NGOs in general. He told me that in his opinion the biggest obstacle blocking Ethiopia's development is the culture of bribery which has poisoned high-level management of almost all industries here, including, worryingly, ...

Hamar, markets, clothes and free beer (not for me), Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Hamar, markets, clothes and free beer (not for me)

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean

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... this highly objectionable practice was facilitated by the local restaurant owners refusal to produce or write a menu, which is illegal in Ethiopia. After a two hour drive south towards the Kenyan border we arrived at Turmi, in the heart of the land of ...

We're not in Kansas any more, Toto!!, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

We're not in Kansas any more, Toto!!

A travel blog entry by carolerich

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... journey, but the going is slow, all dirt roads.  The towns and villages are Key Afer,  Omorate, Turmi and Dimeka.  I am about as far south in Ethiopia as possible, the town of Ormate is only 25 KM from either Kenya and Sudan.  It is ...

Whipped to a frenzy, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Whipped to a frenzy

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

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Turmi is a small dusty town in the heart of the Lower Omo valley and a centre from which to visit several different tribes. Nothing however can outdo an encounter with the Hamer tribe and their fascinating if disturbing rite of initiation for ...

Weyto - Turmi, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Weyto - Turmi

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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Es geht tiefer in das Omo Valley und die Straßen werden nicht besser, wir müssen viele leere Flussläufe passieren, in denen wir immer wieder Gefahr laufen, in dem feuchten und losen Sand stecken zu bleiben. Von Weyto aus fahren wir mit dem Truck zu ...

Busy Day Climaxed by Hamer Dance Celebration, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Busy Day Climaxed by Hamer Dance Celebration

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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... passports because there is a passport control post before we get to the village, which is in the no man's land between Ethiopia and Kenya.  My tolerance is getting lower.  We walked around the village and immediately were besieged and had to ...

Tribal Wars..., Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Tribal Wars...

A travel blog entry by lucindafagan

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Drove to Konso, met up with the others. Gathered supplies and had lunch for 4 hours then went on in convoy and camped in village only to be woken up by "official" and told to move to ...

Jan 03, 2005, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Jan 03, 2005

A travel blog entry by daltosom

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Visiting Ari and Hamer Markets, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Visiting Ari and Hamer Markets

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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... of the background info that Kibrom has given us or the answers to questions.  He did speak about the period during which Ethiopia had a Communist government.  From what he said - the killings, the deprivation, etc. - it was obviously a very hard ...

Sleeping in the bush, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Sleeping in the bush

A travel blog entry by dentalvagabond

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... proves to be somewhat...well, let's say...pretty much unorganized and chaotic. So of course we managed to miss 3(!!!) busses going to Turmi. We tried to hitch a ride for 1,5h without any success. Finally another bus came and we hopped on. Arriving in ...

Hamer Bull Jumping Ceremony, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

Hamer Bull Jumping Ceremony

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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We left after 8 am and went to the Karo, or Kara, village of Kolcho.  The Karo people are known for their face and body painting - spots for leopard and guinea fowl.  The village was on a headland above the Omo River-definitely the most ...

Turmi - Omorate - Turmi, Omorate, Ethiopia travel blog

Turmi - Omorate - Turmi

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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Der Besuch beim Dasenech Stamm beginnt eigentlich recht verheißungsvoll, nach etwa 2 Stunden und 70 km erreichen wir Omorate, das, Nomen est Omen, am Omo Fluss liegt und wir setzen in Einbäumen auf das andere Ufer über. Dann beginnt aber der Albtraum. ...

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