Rio Moja Huevo. Get it?

Rio Moja Huevo. Get it?

“Oh my”, as a friends always says when they see the log locks of my past.  Ha ha, here I am with my cheap binoculars and my cheap camera with a shirt I’d been wearing since high school (15 years prior), and that hippie hair.  Rio Moja Huevo. What does it mean?  Tell me in … Continue reading

Kebab in Cairo!

Kebab in Cairo!

Take out in Gizah! Let’s see rib meat, steak tips, marinaded chicken, hummus, beans that I cannot describe nor eat, pickled vegies, and fresh greens.   All timed to be served with The Great Pyramids of Egypt’s amazing LASER LIGHT SHOW!  Sooo, so cheesy.  There will be some videos of the LASER LIGHT SHOW soon! … Continue reading

The Banna Tribe- Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The Banna Tribe- Omo Valley, Ethiopia

You saw the pictures from the market at Key Afar the previous day (posted last month) and here is who we picked up on the way back. From left to right we have Meekay (spelled as sounds), Emany, and Bure. We are headed to their village. With a goat to celebrate their recent success at … Continue reading

The 35 Kalishnikov salute! Not kidding.

The 35 Kalishnikov salute! Not kidding.

On my third day in Ethiopia, we headed fro Axum to Mekele to take a tour of the Danakil Depression. The arid landscape was full of smiling faces but suddenly..there was a mob of men in the road ahead.  They all held AK-47’s.  I was SO nervous. This land is lawless. As we drove on … Continue reading

Making out with the Sphinx

Making out with the Sphinx

Wow, I made it to the Great Pyramids.  Here’s the story.  When I was a boy, maybe 31 years ago, my grandmother came to visit. We thought she was mean. She was definitely scary because she was a heavy breather like Darth Vader without the mask. I mean no disrespect! It’s just an observation. Anyway … Continue reading

Silverbacks are just old Mountain Gorillas

Silverbacks are just old Mountain Gorillas

It’s true and they just relax and eat salad all day long. Surreal. I made some video of this experience too with an excellent sound track, in my opinion and there are a few posts with the rest of the 14 members in the Nkuringo troop.  If you are interested in visiting with Mountain Gorillas … Continue reading

This volcano looks like its about to blow!

This volcano looks like its about to blow!

Check it out! New years day sunrise.  The lava was washing the rocks where people had stood the night before. The wind nearly melted my camera and burned my skin causing me to shift constantly….then as this got really active I began to get a little anxious…. Check out the video from the night before … Continue reading

Ethiopian Fireworks! New Years Eve on a lake of hot magma

Ethiopian Fireworks! New Years Eve on a lake of hot magma

BAM! There are only three places in the world to experience this and at Ertale, in the Danakil Depression, there is no limit to how close you can get. This was the hottest place to countdown the incoming new year. Please Share! Check out the next morning for some perspective!