Island in the Sky January 22nd 2011 Ethiopia is in Africa.
This is something almost everyone knows (I hope!). However, Ethiopia, or perhaps more specifically the Ethiopian highlands which constitute a large chunk of modern Ethiopia and which are the source for much that is considered “Ethiopian”, is a world unto itself - an island floating above the rest of Africa and the nearby Middle East. It is connected to the rest of ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region » Addis Ababa 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
I blame Thor Heyerdahl for my wanderlust. When I picked up his tale of the Kon-Tiki adventure in third grade, I knew I wanted to explore the world beyond the rural Midwest. Since then, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively, even living abroad for extended periods. And I continue to venture forth whenever I can.
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