Amir Cultural Harari Guesthouse
Travel Blogs from Harar
... see people on the streets with limbs badly disfigured from leprosy, which has all but disappeared from most of the world. By contrast, Harar is also a key center for the growth and sale of Chat, a bush that produces leaves with narcotic properties that are highly prized by the locals and many in surrounding countries. The best Chat sells for several hundred dollars per kilogram. We tour the Chat market and are struck by the crowded ...
... The busses here are always stopping to pick up passengers and just a few kilometers outside of town we stopped for a man with two sheep. He was going to the market. One sheep was stuffed into the back of the van. To our disbelief, the other sheep was hoisted, with much effort, onto the top of the minibus. For the next 30 minutes we drove listening to one sheep bleating loudly in the back while the feet of the sheep on the roof slipped around. It ...
... the little roads and Harari houses, watching the people strawling the streets with their donkeys and goats.
Chat is part of the Harari culture, it's called the capital of chat and indeed the stuff is everywhere and the women sell it in plastic bags on the street side. I got to know two Harari guys, Achmed and Diba that showed me the aunties house/shop and the Muslim market.
At the Muslim market they sell also camel meat which is ...
... by archeologists in the years to come.
There are also ample evidences that prove that the Dire Dawa environ has also been inhabited since what is called historical period/times.
Harala is at present a small roadside village located 15 km from Dire Dawa on the road to Harar. This village is said to have been the capital of the Harala Kingdom, a thirteen century kingdom that had a trade link with mid-east and ...
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"Certain people, in their eagerness to construct a world no external threat can penetrate, build exaggeratedly high defenses against the outside world, against new people, new places, different experiences, and leave their inner world stripped bare. It is there that bitterness begins its irrevocable work."
In Paulo Cohelo’s, “Veronika Decides to Die”, one of the ...
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