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December 9th 2011
Published: December 16th 2011
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You scratch another flea byte as you head deeper into the Danakil Depression. As the temperature exceeds 47°c sweat pores down your face saturating you stinking clothes. Choking on toxic fumes you study the alien landscape while you pass turquoise lakes and blinding white salt pans. For a moment you feel a sense of vulnerability as your mind drifts back to the 2007 kidnappings. Losing your concen... Read Full Entry

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16th December 2011

If I had another couple of weeks available I would have joined my friends to Danakil in Jan show what I missed...thanks heaps...and I missed out...staggering pics and commentary.
20th December 2011

This blog is a 2011 TravelBlog favourite!
Check this out, and feel free to add some 2011 TravelBlog favourite anythings of your own. :)
20th December 2011

Amazing pictures
Mate, your photos are something else!
20th January 2012

Wonderful Blog
Like Dave, this was one area in Ethiopia that I did not see during my three visits to the country, but it would certainly be on my list if I was to return. Thanks for posting such an engrossing story with equally impressive pictures.
20th January 2012

Travel Camel
Travel Camel - Thanks for the message. I often read your blogs too!
24th February 2012
Ethiopian Soldier On Salt Mountains

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, and the three main colors of her flag were so often adopted by other African countries upon independence that they became known as the pan-African colors
24th February 2012
Ethiopian Soldier On Salt Mountains

Tesfay - that is correct! and I couldn't have written that better myself about one of the most interesting and stunning African countries. Thanks for reading.
22nd April 2013
Handsome Guys You Suck?

united nations interpreter

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