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Amazing journeys, camels and challenges.

Vast desert landscapes, nomads with weathered faces and blue robes, who fit the very definition of exotic, lots of sand and lots of camels! These describe my past week or so in Oulatta, a small desert town and home to this year’s cultural festival of Mauritania. As has often been the case through my African journeys so far, the last few days have been overfilled with excitement and awe, but also disappointment and frustration.
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Back to Mauritania, with a Fuji x100s

It didn’t take long for me to be back to this fascinating country. It’s winter here and, everything looks much more lively. I talked about how much I loved the Fuji x100s in Istanbul and I was serious, so, I … Continue reading

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Mauritania, the Most Amazing Place You’ll Probably Never Visit

There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreigners. If you do decide to travel to Mauritania, you should exercise extreme caution. If you are in Mauritania, you should avoid unnecessary local travel. Continue reading

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Into the Heart of Ethiopia

Dramatic landscapes, kind, warm people and photographic inspiration at every corner – this was my romanticized vision of Ethiopia. Perhaps this vision was what made me all the more disappointed and emotionally deflated, when for over a month I came across more rudeness, dishonesty and overall strange treatment than anywhere else I had traveled. It took time and a lot of luck to meet the right people, to finally find the Ethiopia I dreamt of, but I have found it and, it is A-m-a-z-i-ng! I’ll give you a bit of a background story to put things in perspective and then, to the photos. Continue reading

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Treasures in the Rock Mountains

The climb takes around forty-five minutes and it is literally a climb using your hands and feet for the last part of the journey. Holes in the vertical rock surface are what you use to keep yourself from falling off and to get to the top. As The “Lonely Planet” guidebook says, if you’re scared of heights, “Don’t look down!” Having a panic attack or”freezing” here would not be a good idea. Continue reading

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