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Feeding Wild Hyenas in Harar, Ethiopia

Harar, Ethiopia Right as the last bit of light descends below the horizon the Hyena man calls out. Calling the resident hyena’s by name and howling as if he is one of them. The medieval city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia is famous for being the city who became friends with these beasts. As the Hyena man calls out again, large figures begin to emerge from the shadows...

Ethiopia’s Northern Circuit – Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela and Mekele

From Lake Tana, the road goes east through majestic valleys to Lalibela. The road conditions are some of the worst in the entire country of Ethiopia. I arrived late in the evening; after about nine hours of bumpy buses, breakdowns, and coffee stops. Luckily, my hotel was nearby to where the bus dropped me off. I chose to stay at the Alef Paradise Hotel. Room rate was...