I have always wanted to visit Debre Damo since I first saw it in the Pilot Guides Ethiopia episode about 10 years ago. It is an old, secluded church deep in the north of Ethiopia, in the Tigray region bordering Eritrea. Debre Damo sits atop a table mountain, and the only way to access is […]
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Jaipur The old city, the Pink City, is dominated by the endless streets of bazaars, The buzzing shops sell everything from jewelry, carpet, spices, to housewares and saris. You are disoriented by the constant deafening honking from tuktuks, cars, the scream of monkeys and tourists. You cannot win the fight against the merchants. They are professionals, negotiators, warriors. […]
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Yesterday was the eve before Orthodox Church’s Epiphany, or Timket Katera, as known here in Ethiopia. I went to the Timket celebration in Jan Meda in Addis Ababa last year, and it was amazing. This time, I went to the evening ceremony.
The full report is here. After a year of dedicated effort and serious blogging, here is the final year-end cable car mumble jumble verdict: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.
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It was one of life’s most unexpected and pleasant surprises that has brought me to an unbelievable, out-of-this world wedding in Jaipur, India, and it all starts with a grocery run.
I don’t have much to say about the U.K., except that it is quite lovely, quite expensive, and there are a lot of Queen’s and Beatles souvenirs.
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About three months ago, in July 2015, I set out to climb a small hill in Norway. The journey started with a flight to Sweden, followed by a meet-up in Stockholm and city walking tour with a good friend, two more flights to Norway, a four hour ferry ride, two hour of hiking, six hours […]
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