The road chose me Going where others don't dare

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...

Looking very stern, but actually full of smiles 2

Into Ethiopia

I rise at 5 in the morning, long before sunrise. It’s still a balmy 79F  (26C), and I know I’m in for another scorching day. After thinking about it all night I decide to...

My campsite high on the bluff 2

North To Ethiopia

I leave Loiyangalani early in the morning, and immediately can see the difference in the road. It’s much smaller and less traveled, and I get the feeling very few vehicles venture in this direction....

The lake on the horizon 6

Loiyangalani, Lake Turkana

The dusty and small road winds on, and eventually I find my way to the new wind turbine station built in the high hills surrounding the lake. I’m told this station was built in...

Still on the main North highway 1

To Lake Turkana

Over the last week or two I have done a lot of research on the crossing from Kenya into Ethiopia. The main highway at Moyale has not been the safest or most stable place...

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