"You don’t have injera in your country!? What do you eat?" May 16th 2015 "Please rural Ethiopian family in the middle of nowhere, can I empty most of the water from your well in the name of research though I can't guarantee the water will come back and no rains are expected for a month or so?"
"Why certainly foreign person; do what you must with all that baffling equipment. In fact, you sit there on the only chair we have while my family and I haul up buckets for an ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region 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
A highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. This had been my rule since starting the blog in 2007: "Fewer blogs are appearing seeing as, for some reason, I decided to never write more than one blog per country unless I lived there. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries, hence fewer blogs." However, it's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I decided I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences w... full info