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Harar, Ethiopia: The Walled City, fourth holiest Muslim site.

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Harar, capital of the old Harerge province, lies off the southern edge of the Chercher Mountains at an altitude of 1856m. Situated just a few hundred kilometers east of the staunchly Christian Highlands, Harar, like an exotic bird, might have been blown off course – either from across the waters of the Red Sea or from the northern deserts of Muslim North Africa.
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Harar, Hyenas, Hair Salon, and back by Hrain.

Friday, June 29th, 2007

These are just a sample of my little excursion to the East of Ethiopia. Of course there will be more information to follow as the more I write, the longer I can stay in Addis. I don’t want to go to Sudan.

Entrance to Harar. Hyenas at night Elsa doing my hair. Happy times in Turmi

Out of Office

Saturday, June 16th, 2007
Will be gone for a bit. Give me two weeks. Ciao, Dinawanew I have 40mb of upload space :>) Steve

Addis Ababa: I am now caught up and ready to leave.

Saturday, June 16th, 2007
Not much to say about Awasa as I just ended up staying there for a couple of nights. I ended up getting that nasty rash there, but after a dose of Cortisone, it was wiped our pretty quick. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Arba Minch: Self inflicted sickness, stupid, stupid, stupid.

Saturday, June 16th, 2007
I arrived in Arba Minch feeling pretty good, and looking forward to getting better. I felt good enough to check out about five different hotels, talk to three different shops about changing dollars (bastards were offering 7B to $1US ... [Continue reading this entry]

Struck down.

Saturday, June 16th, 2007
Okay, this is what all those prior hints about being part of something that I had constantly been eluding to. Now that I think back, there were so many of them I might have to read through all those ... [Continue reading this entry]

Responses to Comments.

Friday, June 15th, 2007
I am a little behind on responding to comments as I feel that if people are willing to take the time to read my blog and write a comment, I should show my appreciation as well. So, Yazeed/Maritza thanks again ... [Continue reading this entry]

We are up and running again. Omorate part II.

Friday, June 15th, 2007
I just got word that Bootsnall, the host of my website has doubled my photo storage capacity so I can keep the same format. Even if they hadn't been so cool, Marisa (my friend I met in Cape Town, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Just some useless crap that I have come up with while traveling in Ethiopia.

Thursday, June 14th, 2007
Flies. Those nasty little bastards that like to land on shit and multiply like, well flies. Crossing over from Kenya to Ethiopia there must be some sort of line because you go from normal flies to the aggressive ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Omorate

Thursday, June 14th, 2007
Crossing the Omo Crossing the Omo with a dug out canoe. AH CRAP, I HAVE MAXED OUT MY AMOUNT OF UPLOAD SPACE. NO MORE PHOTOS FOR A BIT UNTIL ... [Continue reading this entry]