Northern Frontier, Ethiopia

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On the road between Mereb River border and Adwa, Northern Ethiopia — April 15, 1998


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The Rock Star, Mereb River Bridge Border Crossing, Northern Ethiopia — April 15, 1998


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Waiting for the bus, Mereb River Bridge border, Northern Ethiopia — April 15, 1998


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A packed bus, Mereb River Bridge border crossing, Northern Ethiopia — April 15, 1998


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Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, Northern Ethiopia — April 23, 1998


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Sunset landscape, Northern Ethiopia — April 15, 1998

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Countries visited - Africa 1998 - 1999

Africa route map

Our scehdule

I am not sure how it all got started. It wasn’t a magical spark of lightning that began the cataclysm, nor was it the supreme words of a higher being sending us on our way. Somehow, though, the powers of the universe contrived enabling our journey through the Heart of Africa.

It began quite innocently as an alleged trip to Bulgaria and Romania. This idea was eventually vetoed and placed “on hold” for future girlfriends. Zap—a long awaited spark was kindled—The Middle East: Yemen, in particular. And the visas were applied for, the air tickets purchased; and on a fine March 4th day we were on our way aboard a gleaming Air France 747 en route to Cairo, Egypt, via a five day layover in France.

We never did make it to Yemen, nor the Middle East for that matter; we headed South, instead, into the Heart of Africa, and what follows is the story of events as they unfold.

Egypt Ethiopia Eritrea Botswana Tanzania Madagascar Namibia Zambia Kenya Zimbabwe South Africa Uganda Malawi Mozambique