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The Castles Of Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia (Part 1)

20 Sep 2019 2 minute read 4 comments joshman

Fasil Ghebbi is a large royal compound located in the heart of Gondar City in Northern Ethiopia. Gondar is a short domestic flight from the modern capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. It contains several buildings built over the course of the 16th-17th...

Ten Photos From Lalibela Town, Ethiopia

19 Sep 2019 2 minute read 5 comments joshman

This will be my closing blog entry from my trip to Lalibela. I had some more photos from about town I wanted to share, but they didn't really have a central theme besides that. Despite the rainy weather, this was one of those trips where everything j...

Atop The Hudad Plateau, Ethiopia (Part 2)

18 Sep 2019 2 minute read 2 comments joshman

If you missed my previous post, Hiking To Hudad Plateau, Ethiopia (Part 1), please give that a visit before proceeding. Once we reached the Hudad plateau, we had the opportunity for some well-deserved rest. This included some fasting-friendly lunch...

Hiking To Hudad Plateau, Ethiopia (Part 1)

18 Sep 2019 2 minute read 2 comments joshman

After the short hike to Ashetan Maryam (Saint Mary) Monastery, we continued on towards Hudad Plateau, a 3200m high mountaintop at the edge of the Simien Mountains. The day was still very overcast and at times a thick fog would roll in. The hike itsel...

Living In Djibouti, Africa | Part 5 (10 Photos)

18 Sep 2019 2 minute read 1 comment joshman

In this post, we take to the sea, specifically the Gulf of Tadjoura. The gulf is one of the few reasons tourists actually visit Djibouti, and you will see why. To find the most pristine beaches and crystal clear water, you must make your way several...

Living In Djibouti, Africa | Part 4 (10 Photos)

5 Sep 2019 1 minute read 7 comments joshman

Note: This is a repost of content from a previous blog article on my website titled So So Salty Lake Assal, Djibouti in Ten Photos from 10/26/2018, with some additional information. In this post we will travel outside of the city to Lake Assal. Lake...

Living In Djibouti, Africa | Part 3 (10 Photos)

4 Sep 2019 3 minute read 2 comments joshman

If you missed part 1 or 2, please refer to my previous blog posts. In this post I'll take you to my home in Djibouti and we can branch out a bit from there.  If you are in a Western nation, there are many things you may take for granted, like a water...

Living In Djibouti, Africa | Part 2 (10 Photos)

3 Sep 2019 2 minute read 2 comments joshman

If you missed part 1, please refer to my previous blog post.  From the last post we are continuing outside of Menelik Square towards the east coast of the peninsula down the Blvd de la Republique. Djibouti is surprisingly a safe city to live and visi...

Living in Djibouti, Africa | Part 1 (10 Photos)

3 Sep 2019 2 minute read 4 comments joshman

Djibouti is one of those countries you've probably never heard of.  It's tiny in size, and has about 1 million total population.  It's located in the horn of Africa at where the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden meet.  It is bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia, and...

The Holy Relics of Ashetan Maryam Monastery, Ethiopia (10 Photos)

1 Sep 2019 2 minute read 2 comments joshman

Ashetan Maryam (Saint Mary) Monastery is about a two hour hike east of the city of Lalibela in Ethiopia. Compared to the churches within the city, the monastery was unremarkable both inside and out, but still impressive considering it was carved out...