Ambiko > Ras Dashen Summit > Ambiko October 20th 2011 Not much sleep achieved before the early morning call. A brief breakfast and we’re off into the darkness. But the three of us soon switch off our head torches as the moon is providing enough light to walk by. Three hours in the moonlight and the sun begins to shed its yellow beams onto to the high escarpment behind us. The hiking has been mostly on the road here which is always disappointing ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Simien Mountains 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
The wanderer is changing base. A desire is being realised. The UK will no longer be the wanderer's base.
From January 2019, Te Wai Pounamu in Aoteroa becomes the wanderer's home base.
A wee city named Ōtautahi in a place more recently named Canterbury will be home.
(also known as Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand)... full info