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Ethiopian Fireworks! New Years Eve on a lake of hot magma

Ethiopian Fireworks! New Years Eve on a lake of hot magma

BAM! There are only three places in the world to experience this and at Ertale, in the Danakil Depression, there is no limit to how close you can get. This was the hottest place to countdown the incoming new year. Please Share! Check out the next morning for some perspective!

Safari at Masai Mara, Kenya (Full day)

Safari at Masai Mara, Kenya (Full day)

This is my journal entry from December 3, 2013…. An arid landscape full of life.  Maasai wave with big, toothy grins or stick their hands out to beg for shillings. Their cows graze among the cactus and ocotillo like plants I have seen in Mexico. Sausage trees stand leaved, fruiting and their sparse shadows the … Continue reading

Northern lights in Fairbanks, Alaska

Northern lights in Fairbanks, Alaska

I like this shot of the lights and stars because it gives some perspective on the night landscape where I have lived for 19 years. We live in the forest.Photo by Maryanne Babij- talented local photgrapher Check out more pics of the Aurora borealis here

Bedbugs on the march!

Bedbugs on the march!

Bahir dar, Ethiopia, is allegedly a great place to relax after traveling Ethiopia for a while. I don’t find it that way for several reasons and last night gave me another. As I lay awake at midnight listening to the dogs howling and barking (where are they in the daytime?), I noticed some movement. The … Continue reading

Simien Mountain Girl Amhara region, Ethiopia

Simien Mountain Girl Amhara region, Ethiopia

She is one of the many children we met hiking to Everlasting Lodge (pics coming soon) at Geech in the Simien Mountains. I cannot resist these eyes. I will publish some tips for trekking in the Simien Mountains, transport to the Simien Mountains fro Gonder and Debark, transport from Chenek, how to get a guide … Continue reading

Happy New Njeera!

Happy New Njeera!

I know that’s so corny but it’s published and can’t be undone.   I’ve waiting a long time for this.  Cheers from Ethiopia where the food and coffee are pretty perfect!