Worst Places On This Planet To Visit

Worst Places On This Planet To Visit

I asked Google what the opposite of a Bucket List was and it told be it's called a 'F*ck It' list or a 'Sh*t List'. Makes sense, as these places, these events, these activities are ones that made me swear (a lot) and made me wish I could just curl up in a ball a transport myself home. Because let's … [Read more...]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

The first image is a photo I took of two child shepherds in the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia. The second and third images are just edits of the first one, which I cropped and decided to change to black and white. Brother and Sister, side by side. Two beautiful subjects. :) … [Read more...]

Dear Diary – Merkato Mayhem

Dear Diary – Merkato Mayhem

Phil emailed me today. Bad news. He made in from Uganda to Kenya but missed the only bus to Ethiopia. He is now planning on hitching a ride with some Somali truckers he met at a camp in Nairobi...sounds seriously dodgy! So I guess I will have to wait here in Addis Ababa until he at least makes it … [Read more...]

Dear Diary- Ethiopian Time Travel

Dear Diary- Ethiopian Time Travel

So I have been in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, two days now and I'm happy to say I'm alive and well! It is the 12th August 2007 Western Time, but the 1st of December 1999 Ethiopian time. Confused? Yea, me too! Ethiopia uses the older Coptic Calendar which is 7-8 years behind the Gregorian … [Read more...]

Lives together,Worlds Apart

Lives together,Worlds Apart

While watching a short clip today about the Two Koreas (North and South), it got me thinking about the huge differences that exist in the world. How life in one place, South Korea, can differ so greatly from it's northern neighbors. They are quite simply worlds apart.  In fact only today in … [Read more...]

Diversity is the spice of life

Diversity is the spice of life

Some Kimchi with your Turkey, Ajamma? Another cocktail or an Ice-cream Miss Clause? Some more fish stew with that Injera, Miss? With Christmas just around the corner, I am suddenly left reminiscing about all the other Christmas' spent abroad in distant lands, far removed from the traditional Irish … [Read more...]

Trekking the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

Trekking the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

Trekking the Bale Mountains  Ethiopia was one of the most surprising places I have ever had the pleasure to visit. There were both good moments and bad, ups and downs, but one of the absolute highlights was trekking the Bale Mountains on horseback in Southern Ethiopia. We met child shepherds, … [Read more...]