The road chose me Going where others don't dare

The lake is a surreal color 2

Lake Assal

Around the bay from Djibouti city lies Lake Assal, the lowest point on the African continent at -509 feet (-155 meters), and the third lowest point on the entire planet. I’m a little shocked...

The rock formations are bizzare 7

Lake Abbe Part 2

The display of stars overnight is breathtaking in the desert, and I rise long before sunrise to take it all in. I feel a huge pang of longing and familiarity when I instantly spot...

The rock formations at sunset 4

Lake Abbe Part 1

I make my way into Djibouti City, and thankfully fill up with gas at a perfectly normal station. There are no shortages here, though the price is outrageous. Djibouti is a very strange little...

You can't get much closer to the center of a city than this! 7

To Addis Abba

Ethiopia is in the midst of a huge gas (petrol) shortage, and I find myself with a bit of a problem. None of the stations in Jinka have any, and I drove here expecting...

I think they both wanted to be the star 0

The Mursi People

I arrange a mandatory guide who jumps in the Jeep, and together we head out of Jinka, which is perched in the mountains and has a very nice climate. We drop a few thousand...

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