#travelethiopia

What are aspects of a paid tour that make it memorable or worth doing? ⁣ ⁣ Before I went on a mini-Instagram hiatus, I was talking about how i signed up for a 3 day tour in Ethiopia, but had no idea what the itinerary was. ⁣ ⁣ On the second day of the tour I didn't see much, but it was still one of my favorites, and definitely a day I won't forget. ⁣ ⁣ The main attraction on day two was Lake Afrera, a salt lake, which is pictured here. I enjoyed hanging out in the water since it felt like a warm bath, but there was nothing spectacular about this lake. ⁣ ⁣ Will I remember this lake in 10 years? I doubt it (although I'll probably remember the pain when I rubbed my eyes while in the water. Note: salt lakes are very salty, do not use salty hands to wipe your eyes)⁣ ⁣ So why would the second day of the tour be memorable, if all I did was drive all day and see a mediocre lake?⁣ ⁣ Keep swiping to the right for the answer. It's because of my tour guide and driver who ended up becoming my friends.⁣ ⁣ At the end of the second day, I was the only tourist left on my tour. We stayed in a small city, Abala. It was a lot of fun to hang out with my guides for the night. I tried Khat 🌿 for the first time (a plant stimulant) The Khat didn't sit well with my stomach, so the driver suggested I drink ouzo to make my stomach feel better. After several shots of ouzo and some beers I completely forgot about my nausea and instead just drank 🍺 , laughed 😆, and danced 🕺🏾 with my guides at the local pub (which maybe had 10 people inside). We stayed out until midnight and had to wake up at 4 am the next day. ⁣ ⁣ I'll remember this experience because it was very local and unique (I was the only foreigner in the area).⁣ ⁣ Leave a comment:⁣ -about a memorable, unique experience on a tour. ⁣ -if you've ever tried Khat⁣ -if you believe shots of ouzo helps digestion 😉⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #followthefroEthiopia#followthefroAfrica⁣ ⁣


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ET Day 1: #Lalibela The most iconic church in Ethiopia is St Georges church (ቤት ጊዮርጊስ) in Lalibela. It is one piece of rock that was excavated from top to bottom in early 13th century. The king at that time wanted to build a new Jerusalem for the people as the road to the real one was difficult to accomplish the pilgrimage. I feel privileged to have been able to go to both places. 🙏 #ethiopia#ethiopiatourism#discoverethiopia#lalibela#lalibelachurches#unescoworldheritage#stgeorges#newjerusalem#travel#travelhabesha#travelethiopia#tourism


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Turn up the volume, good morning from Korkor Lodge, Gheralta. Absolute peace. #traveltoafrica #korkorlodge #gheralta #travelling #travel #travelphotography #goodmorning #sunrise #birdsong #mountains #peaceful #africa #ethiopia #jbd_africa #travelethiopia #samsung


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Though I must go, endure not yet A breach, but an expansion,  Like gold to airy thinness beat. - John Donne


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Se poser quelques jours dans un lodge, observer les crocodiles, les singes, les chutes d’eau... ⠀ #awash #awashnationalpark #waterfall #ethiopia #africa #travelethiopia


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There's a humanity you have never known, and an existence you have never felt, waiting in lands you have never even dreamed of.


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Lalibela is a tiny town in northern Ethiopia, but it has attracted thousands of pilgrims every year for the past 800 years! It is named after King Lalibela 👑 who wanted to build, "The New Jerusalem." ⠀ ⠀ What makes it different than other historical sites, is that Lalibela is still used today by Orthodox Christians. It makes it a very authentic experience for travelers. As the churches are carved out of rock, it actually feels a bit more like a hike than a casual stroll to church. ⠀ ⠀ Are you interested in visiting Lalibela? Contact us at info@insideethiopiatours.com ⠀ ⠀ Photo Credit: Scomfort Zone⠀ ⠀ #ethiopia #africa #lalibela #travelafrica #travelethiopia #addis #addisababa #traveler #bucketlist


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as mirror as is as never as this - Harryette Mullen, Wipe That Simile Off Your Aphasia


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Children teach us what life is really about. They can have nothing and still be happy and sincere in their heart. So much to learn from these little Ethiopian cuties😍😇 - - - - #ethiopian #ethiopians #ethiopia🇪🇹 #ethiopianculture #ethiopia #african_portraits #travelethiopia #travelafrica #learnfromchildren #lovetotraveltheworld #traveladdicted #traveladdicts #loveafrica #loveethiopia #makelovenotwar #peaceandlove#unitedafrica #


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"With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding." - Sandra Lake . Explore Ethiopia's rich culture and heritage with us🇪🇹 . . Registration for Ethiopia ongoing. Dates: March 14th-21st. Don't be left out! . DM or Email for more info.


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we feel the heart against the ribs we feel the leg against the chair we feel two eyes linked as one looking into your two - Ted Greenwald


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Oh, God, make small The old star-eaten blanket of the sky, That I may fold it round me and in comfort lie. - T. E. Hulme


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Jaunie draugi Danakil tuksnesī #travelethiopia


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Take me somewhere serenely crazy.


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📍rock hewn churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia


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✈️ Hola Viajeros. Hoy tenemos el #Repost de nuestros amigos de @realtriptravel quienes han compartido sus aventuras por Etiopía con nosotros. 🇪🇹 Muchísimas gracias por participar😘💕 Los invitamos a leer su blog ➡️ realtrip.travel • • • • • • Nos vamos despidiendo de #Etiopia con la visita a la ciudad de Harar. . Cuenta con un 75% de practicantes musulmanes, la consideran la cuarta ciudad sagrada después de la Meca (Arabia Saudita), Medina (Arabia Saudita) y Jerusalén (Israel). . 🧕Aquí la gente viste de muchos colores, bien llamativos y fuertes. . 🇪🇹 Hay más de 82 mezquitas en un poco mas de un 1 km cuadrado! . ♥️Las callejuelas son estrechas muy fácil de perderse, las casas están pintadas de colores muy fuertes entre minaretes de diferentes formas y estilos. . 🥩 Todos los días desde las 19.00 horas en las afueras un hombre se encarga de darle de comer a las Hienas y si vos te animas podes hacerlo también. . 🛎 Nos alojamos en la casa de una familia etiope musulmana, compartimos su hogar, costumbres y religion. . #etiopia #ethiopia #ethiopian #ethiopiatourism #tribu #visit #travel #viajar #africa #africaamazing #travelworld #travelculture #tribe #travelethiopia #harar #jugol #murallas #musulman #ethiopianargentina #ethiopia🇪🇹 @ethiopianargentina @cultura.sariri


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They are always there for you and they deserve the best. Shop our canine line this Holiday Season for items guaranteed to last a lifetime. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #EverydayParkerClay #ParkerClay #ParkerClayintl #MadeInEthiopia #Impact #ShopWithPurpose #BagsWithPurpose #LeatherGoods #SustainableFashion #EthicallyMade #EthicalFashion #EthicallySourced #FewerBetter #BuyBetter #DesignedInCalifornia #VisitSantaBarbara #VisitEthiopia #TravelEthiopia #Travel #TravelBlogger


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Danakil Depression, Ethiopia 🇪🇹 with @round_omovalley_tour 📍 Danakil Depression is the hottest place on Earth in terms of year-round average temperatures. It is also one of the lowest places on the planet (100 m below sea level), and without rain for most of the year. #danakil #danakildepression #dallol #mekele #tigray #ethiopia #etiopia #africa #afric #desert #desierto #travel #viaje #viajar #travelethiopia #ethiopiatravel #instatravel #travelphotography #travelgram #photography #photo #photographer #photooftheday #photoshoot #phototour #turismo #goexplore #wonderfulplaces


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Danakil Depression, Ethiopia 🇪🇹 with @round_omovalley_tour 📍The Danakil Depression lies at the triple junction of three tectonic plates and has a complex geological history. It has developed as a result of Africa and Asia moving apart, causing rifting and volcanic activity. Erosion, inundation by the sea, the rising and falling of the ground have all played their part in the formation of this depression. Sedimentary rocks such as sandstone and limestone are unconformably overlain by basalt which resulted from extensive lava flows. #danakil #danakildepression #dallol #mekele #tigray #ethiopia #etiopia #africa #afric #desert #desierto #travel #viaje #viajar #travelethiopia #ethiopiatravel #instatravel #travelphotography #travelgram #photography #photo #photographer #photooftheday #photoshoot #phototour #turismo #goexplore #wonderfulplaces


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Tense and tenuous grow from the same root as does tender in its several guises: the sour grass flower; the yellow moth. - Rae Armantrout


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Life 180 metres below sea level is pretty spectacular.


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Someone has planted a row of little trees To stop the wind. Instead they’ve learned To bend like the elect In one direction only; they know The sea will shatter them. Isn’t it always like this? - Brenda Hillman


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From A to B, any way, with anyone.


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Five daughters, in the slant light on the porch and blue-sprigged dresses, like a stand of birch saplings whose leaves are going yellow-brown with new truths. - Marilyn Nelson


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You are a unicycle beyond my migration You are a universe beyond my mitochondria - Harryette Mullen


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You've never been anywhere quite like Omo Valley of South Ethiopia! Mursi tribe old woman.


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Faces of Lalibela - ላሊበላ Lalibela is history and mystery frozen in stone, its soul alive with the rites and awe of Christianity at its most ancient and unbending. No matter what you’ve heard about Lalibela, no matter how many pictures you’ve seen of its breathtaking rock-hewn churches, nothing can prepare you for the reality of seeing it for yourself. Spending a night vigil here during one of the big religious festivals, when white-robed pilgrims in their hundreds crowd the courtyards of the churches, is to witness Christianity in its most raw and powerful form. ––––––––––––– #NPhotography #Lalibela #Ethiopia #portraitphotography #ethiopiaphotography #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #lalibelachurches #lalibelaethiopia #peoplephotography #culture #instagram #instadaily #instatravel #instapeople #travel #travelethiopia #travelafrica @ethiopia_orthodox @travel_to_ethiopia_ @visit_ethiopianow @ethiopia @african_portraits @natgeo_africa @africa.vacations @unravellingafrica


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Mursi, Maki, Mago National Park, Omo Valley,Ethiopia 2001


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