Ethiopia

Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Nov 20 2014
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Bahir Dar and Gondar : The glorious North of Ethiopia!

The day we left Lalibela for Bahir Dar we had to change bus twice to finally arrive to our destination after 8hrs. Patience is the key once again here in Ethiopia. Bahir Dar is for Ethiopians their Riviera. The murky waters of Lake Tana give to Bahir Dar a completely different character! People here are…

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Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Nov 17 2014
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The Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela

In the Abyssinian highlands, hidden in the mountains of the North, lies the old city of  Lalibela, one of the most beautiful places in Ethiopia and one with a long history. It may take a two day trip by bus to arrive from Addis Abbeba (or if you don’t feel that keen to suffer you…

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Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Nov 07 2014
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A first dip in the Ethiopian culture: Addis Abbeba

The name “Ethiopia” derives from the Greek “eth” , meaning “burned” and “opsi” , meaning “face”: the land of burned-faced peoples. Aeschylus and Homer already mention Ethiopia in their work and thus creating strong bonds with this faraway nation! Ethiopia was one of the most awaited countries on our AfriQuest list. And there are many…

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Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Nov 03 2014
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Bull Jumping Ceremony

The passage from boyhood to adulthood is considered a very important event in a lot of modern or traditional societies. For the Hamer tribe in Omo valley, South Ethiopia, this ancient ceremony is taken to another level. Men paint themselves with white chalk to prepare for the ceremony.  Hair ornaments worn by the men indicate a…

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Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Oct 27 2014
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The people of the Omo Valley in South Ethiopia

The Omo Valley is located in South West Ethiopia and is undoubtedly one of the most unique places on Earth.The valley surrounding the River Omo is actually home to eight different tribes whose population is about 200,000. The most exciting part is that most of these tribes are still living and dressing in the same…

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