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.”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.