Over 1300 ft above sea level, the local remedy for staying warm is hut-made liqour. Here, in the Ankober Lounge, the owner is building fire to serve some H'orderves.
Aida Ashenafi from Mango Productions had me tag along in a photo expedition. ok that sounds way too cool. She was shooting an AD for Ambo miniral water. She wanted proud Ethiopian moments. And this was in Mursi. Southern part of Ethiopia. We were as exotic to them as they were to us. Thanks Aida and Tinos.
Girls on their period may not be allowed in church but they still have something to say. Most oldschool churches and church goers taboofy it.
First I thought something was reflecting in his eyes. Who expects to see a green eyed kid in the middle of a Dessie, Wollo Market.
I know Ethiopians brag, with the support of science, that we are the Originals, Adam and Eve if you will (figuratively), and that everybody came from us, but this kid's mom may have gotten in the way of a journeyman:)
I had issues with pale skinned religious icons, I still do I guess, but if The Virgin Mary gives him enough comfort, well a big brother holding the icon gives him comfort, who am I to change tints?
A sobering reminder of the failed fight against secession still loiter
I hope it's oil
a Load of smile...
my people! always cautious...
and once you break through, Joyous
Everyday is ...
Bring your kid to work day
she makes it look easy
A Journey full of Twisters:
I thought twisters were a rare occurance. I thought twisters were God's way of whispering in to the ears of the earth:) Well, God couldn't stop talking. as soon as one twister dashed accross, another one picked up.
This was on the way back from Assayta, before we got to Awash.