The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.

Ethiopia++ 2018

  Addis Ababa   Mekele   Erte Ale   Hamad Ela   Dallol   Tigray   Axum   Gondar   Addis-Djibouti   Djibouti   Addis-Moyale   Nairobi

Addis Ababa

Timkat - Ketera

The chaotic and colorful Timkat eve (ketera) procession of Tabots in central Addis Ababa.

Timkat at Sarbet

Two returning Timkat processions meet at the Sarbet round-about.

The Derg Monument

Silouette memorial, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia++ 2018
Silouette memorial
Addis traffic, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia++ 2018
Addis traffic

Mekele

Yohanness IV Palace (~1884), Mekele, Ethiopia++ 2018
Yohanness IV Palace (~1884)

Tigray Martyrs' Memorial Monument

TPLF Billboard, Mekele, Ethiopia++ 2018
TPLF Billboard

Erte Ale

33 miles SE of Mekele, Erte&nbspAle, Ethiopia++ 2018
33 miles SE of Mekele
20 miles South of Erte Ale, Erte&nbspAle, Ethiopia++ 2018
20 miles South of Erte Ale
Vehicle Trouble, Erte&nbspAle, Ethiopia++ 2018
Vehicle Trouble
First: a winch clear, Erte&nbspAle, Ethiopia++ 2018
First: a winch clear
14 miles SW of Erte Ale, Erte&nbspAle, Ethiopia++ 2018
14 miles SW of Erte Ale
Next up: Battery experiments, Erte&nbspAle, Ethiopia++ 2018
Next up: Battery experiments
Erte Ale base camp, Erte&nbspAle, Ethiopia++ 2018
Erte Ale base camp
Erte Ale from base camp, Erte&nbspAle, Ethiopia++ 2018
Erte Ale from base camp
My hut, Erte&nbspAle, Ethiopia++ 2018
My hut

Hamad Ela

Some of Ethiopia's myriad donkeys, Hamad Ela, Ethiopia++ 2018
Some of Ethiopia's myriad donkeys
Incoming camels, carrying hay for their return journey, Hamad Ela, Ethiopia++ 2018
Incoming camels, carrying hay for their return journey
Salt flats at Lake Assale, Hamad Ela, Ethiopia++ 2018
Salt flats at Lake Assale
Salt flats at Lake Assale, Hamad Ela, Ethiopia++ 2018
Salt flats at Lake Assale
Lake Assale, Hamad Ela, Ethiopia++ 2018
Lake Assale
Sunset at Lake Assale, Hamad Ela, Ethiopia++ 2018
Sunset at Lake Assale
Another incoming camel train, Hamad Ela, Ethiopia++ 2018
Another incoming camel train

Dallol

Hundreds of tiny salt geysers, bubbling up brine, with add mixes of sulfur (yellow), potash (green), and iron (red). The colors are intense!
When Dallol gets one of its rare rainfalls, everything is washed away...
Little bubblers, Dallol, Ethiopia++ 2018
Little bubblers
Atop tiny bubbling salty geysers, Dallol, Ethiopia++ 2018
Atop tiny bubbling salty geysers
"Salt Mountain": Salt topped by gypsum caps, Dallol, Ethiopia++ 2018
"Salt Mountain": Salt topped by gypsum caps
Lake with bubbling sulfur spring, Dallol, Ethiopia++ 2018
Lake with bubbling sulfur spring
A bubbling oubliette, Dallol, Ethiopia++ 2018
A bubbling oubliette
A red bubbling pool, Dallol, Ethiopia++ 2018
A red bubbling pool
Bubbling sulfur springs, Dallol, Ethiopia++ 2018
Bubbling sulfur springs

Dallol Salt Mines

Cutting salt in the hot, hot, sun.
Standard camel load, Dallol, Ethiopia++ 2018
Standard camel load
Local escorts, Dallol, Ethiopia++ 2018
Local escorts

Rock Cut Churches of Tigray

View from Wukro Cherkos, Rock Cut Churches of Tigray, Ethiopia++ 2018
View from Wukro Cherkos
Wukro Cherkos, Rock Cut Churches of Tigray, Ethiopia++ 2018
Wukro Cherkos
Medhane Alem Kesho, Rock Cut Churches of Tigray, Ethiopia++ 2018
Medhane Alem Kesho
Key mechanism (from inside), Rock Cut Churches of Tigray, Ethiopia++ 2018
Key mechanism (from inside)
Mikael Milhaizengi, Rock Cut Churches of Tigray, Ethiopia++ 2018
Mikael Milhaizengi
Mikael Milhaizengi, Rock Cut Churches of Tigray, Ethiopia++ 2018
Mikael Milhaizengi

Axum

Axum: Northern Stelae Field

"Rome" Stele, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
"Rome" Stele
"Rome" Stele, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
"Rome" Stele
King Ezana’s Stele, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
King Ezana’s Stele
King Ezana’s Stele, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
King Ezana’s Stele
Collapsed Great Stele, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
Collapsed Great Stele
Collapsed Great Stele, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
Collapsed Great Stele
Collapsed Megalithic Tomb, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
Collapsed Megalithic Tomb
Underground tomb area, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
Underground tomb area
Underground tomb area, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
Underground tomb area
"Queen of Sheba’s Bath", Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
"Queen of Sheba’s Bath"
"Queen of Sheba’s Bath", Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
"Queen of Sheba’s Bath"

Axum: St Mary of Zion Church

20th c St Mary of Zion Church, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
20th c St Mary of Zion Church
20th c St Mary of Zion Church, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
20th c St Mary of Zion Church
An identical Trinity, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
An identical Trinity
17th c Church of St Mary of Zion, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
17th c Church of St Mary of Zion
Identical Trinity, Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
Identical Trinity
Outbuilding "holding the Ark of the Covenant", Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
Outbuilding "holding the Ark of the Covenant"
Note protective fencing., Axum, Ethiopia++ 2018
Note protective fencing.

Gondar Royal Compound

Church overflow, Gondar Royal Compound, Ethiopia++ 2018
Church overflow

Addis-Djibouti

Lebu Station, Addis-Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
Lebu Station
"Hard Seat" carriage, Addis-Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
"Hard Seat" carriage
21 miles SE of Addis Ababa, Addis-Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
21 miles SE of Addis Ababa
51 miles SE of Addis Ababa, Addis-Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
51 miles SE of Addis Ababa
118 miles East of Addis Ababa, Addis-Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
118 miles East of Addis Ababa
146 miles South of Lac Assal, Addis-Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
146 miles South of Lac Assal
102 miles South of Lac Assa, Addis-Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
102 miles South of Lac Assa

Djibouti

Djibouti City

Hamoudi Mosque (1906), Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
Hamoudi Mosque (1906)
Hamoudi Mosque, Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
Hamoudi Mosque
Hamoudi Mosque, Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
Hamoudi Mosque

Lac Assal Trip

Canyon Adaleh (?), Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
Canyon Adaleh (?)
Lac Assal, Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
Lac Assal
Lac Assal, Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
Lac Assal
"Green Tire Beach" on Lake Ghoubet gulf, Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
"Green Tire Beach" on Lake Ghoubet gulf
Guide + Fissure, Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
Guide + Fissure
Old lava tube (?), Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
Old lava tube (?)
Old lava landscape, Djibouti, Ethiopia++ 2018
Old lava landscape

Addis-Moyale

Awassa, Addis-Moyale, Ethiopia++ 2018
Awassa
Awassa, Addis-Moyale, Ethiopia++ 2018
Awassa
Lake Awasa, Addis-Moyale, Ethiopia++ 2018
Lake Awasa
127 miles NW of Moyale, Addis-Moyale, Ethiopia++ 2018
127 miles NW of Moyale
Moyale, Addis-Moyale, Ethiopia++ 2018
Moyale

Nairobi

Nairobi National Park

Distant Wildebeest, Nairobi, Ethiopia++ 2018
Distant Wildebeest