Ethiopia – a tale of two countries

Ethiopia – a tale of two countries

Independent by John Masterson April 6,2015 As the world shrinks and high streets look similar across the world it is rare to be somewhere that really feels different. Ethiopia provides that wonderful feeling of strangeness and reminds one that travel can still broaden the mind. The famine-torn Ethiopia of 1984-5 is a distant memory. It […]

Danakil Ethiopia: Scorched earth

Danakil Ethiopia: Scorched earth

Stuff.co.nz YVONNE VAN DONGEN March 1,2015 A sickle-shaped machete is draped across his waist, a Kalashnikov slung over his back and his teeth are filed to points. The man standing in front of me is from the Afar, a tribe known for their ferocity, a tribe that has historically castrated upon capture, a tribe given […]

The Intricately Carved Tiya Megaliths of Ethiopia

The Intricately Carved Tiya Megaliths of Ethiopia

Ancient Origins January 12,2015 The Tiya stones are part of an archaeological site located in central Ethiopia, in an area known as the Gurage Zone. The 46 large, decorated Tiya megaliths have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although the construction of such megaliths is an ancient tradition in Ethiopia, the Tiya stones are […]