Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Ethiopia

Seems like this part of the www was on holiday. It unquestionably was.

Shortly after Christmas eve I ventured down south to spend a few weeks around the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia together with two friends. I like to head to the Horn of Africa at that time of the year. Perfect temperatures make this place even more worthwhile and fascinating. Following a number of stints in Kenya and Uganda I headed even further north to travel to one of the oldest locations of human life.

We spend some days in Addis Abeba and then travelled further south. We went to the "Town of Runners" - Bekoji and spend some time in the running capital before we went back up north to the Simien Mountains National Park for some striking hiking.
“I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism.”
Abebe Bikila
I’m heading back home genuinely impressed by a very friendly and calm nation. Ethiopia is the only African country to defeat a European colonial power. The feeling of independence and pride is still evident. The energy and positivity of the people was inspiring and very motivating to get back down to explore even more parts.

Pictures say way more than words. Just head over to my tumblr to observe a number of shots from the trip.


2 comments:

  1. Hi buddy, I really enjoyed the photos and getting an insight into your trip. It looked like you had some top times.

    What running lessons did you learn that I can use to give me some Haile-like performances??

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    1. Hello my friend. Thanks for the nice words. Had a blast down there. A beautiful country!

      Did not get too much lessons i guess. As always down there the boys keep it simple when it come to training. I guess it is just hard work that pays of some day….

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