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Jan 10, 2007 - Ethiopia Myopia

Copyright 2007 David Rich 1600 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com $1= 9 Birr E T H I O P I A M Y O P I A A few years after first visiting Ethiopia's main tourist attraction--churches hewn from solid red rock, churches in caves, churches on mountain tops, and churches through tunnels in labyrinths like catacombs--I returned to see a few places I'd missed the first time around, and how Ethiopia had changed. The first smack in my face change, illustrating one facet of Ethiopia myopia, was the infamous Faranji Frenzy: a churn of children shouting,...

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Oct 28, 2005 - Trekking the Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

Friday, October 28, 2005. Trekking the Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. A short three hour drive from Gonder brought us to Debark, the gateway town to the Simien Mountains. Here we picked up a national park guide and a required scout. Before heading into the mountains, we stopped at the local market for a quick look. As we drove into the Simien Mountains, we saw some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery in Ethiopia—huge mountain ranges, waterfalls, wildflowers, terraced fields, and traditional villages. We hiked about four...

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