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First light at the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia  
   

First light at the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

It Seemed a Good Idea at the Time...

May 13th 2008
The Simien Mountains - one of the most beautiful ranges in Africa, and the destination for a journey beset with unwelcome surprises. Planning for this hike began in the town of Gonder, where I was besieged with offers of packaged tours to the mountains - touts should always be viewed with great suspicion. They provided me with dubious prices for scouts, mules, handlers and cooks, and asserted th ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Simien Mountains

Ethiopian Flag Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
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Tot: 1.192s; Tpl: 0.027s; cc: 42; qc: 206; dbt: 0.1145s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 2mb