Epiphany in Ethiopia, Year II

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.

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An Indian Red Wedding

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.

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Epiphany in Ethiopia

On January 19 Ethiopia is lit up by Epiphany, or Timkat in Amharic, meaning “the baptism”. Timkat celebrates the baptism of Jesus, and is one of the holiest festivals of the year. Starting from around 4 PM on Sunday, the holiday goes on until Tuesday. Since I almost missed Christmas entirely about two weeks ago, […]

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Oregon Country Fair

Oregon Country Fair Flickr set (NSFW), originally uploaded by chez cåsver. The OCF was by far the most eccentric and bizarre people gathering I’ve attended, both visually and olfactorily. This photo documented the drum circle on Saturday afternoon. The temperature was close to 100F but as the drummers played hard, nobody seemed to be bothered.

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Kashgar Roses

kashgar roses, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemaninovich. On one of the narrow alleys of the labyrinth known as Kashgar old town, two young girls in red dresses appeared from one of the identical mud-brick houses. All of a sudden the thousands years old street and the whole city was painted with rhythm of the poems […]

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