Unfortunately, we hiked more than 6 hours in order to see the active volcano. It should be like the thing in the second picture. But because the wind is so strong and the smog blocks the view of fire, we only saw the volcano like picture one. However, the overall experience is quite unique and unbelievable. Peter and I challenged ourselves to hike during night, in the sand, and under hot weather and we were extremely tired. We are excited that we made it! It was our first time to sleep under the rain and the stars without a tent, even though we only slept for three hours in total. #danakil#danakildepression#danakiltour#danakildesert#ertaale#ertaalevolcano#hiking#hikingadventures#ethiopia#africa
Active volcano Erta Ale 🌋Ethiopia. Last time erupted 1,5 year ago.
Standing not even one meter away from the edge of the crater.
The other day in Georgia my Irish friends asked me about the most dangerous moment of my life. When you thought you’d die. I didn’t have such a story then, but I do now. When the wind blows in your direction, you are all covered in dense volcanic smoke. And it’s not just a regular smoke, it’s full of chemicals, they burn your lungs, nose, eyes, everything. Specific smell I can’t compare to anything. You take one breath, then second...wind keeps blowing and you don’t know if it stops or you will not get a bit of fresh air ever again and there’s no way out of this. We all panicked that moment.
But...Bubbling lava right under me was the most unusual thing I’ve seen, and it’s the most exotic and extreme place I’ve ever been.
Flashback Friday, I will never forget my last day in #Ethiopia ... Beyond, beyond anything I have experienced in a long time. Thank you @zainabsalbi @officialmariabello @elizabethjordan1 and our quite STEVE for caring for us and guiding us all through it all #danakildepression#danakil#danakildesert#fbf
🇪🇹 언젠가는 가보고 싶은 유우니사막과 비슷한 소금사막이 에티오피아에도 있다!
다나킬의 소금사막은 지구상에서 가장 낮고 더운 곳중 하나다. 사우나에 있는것처럼 너무 더워서 찾아보니 연 평균 낮기온이 60도란다. 이런곳에서 암염채굴을 하는 사람들이 있는데 하루에 낙타 카라반당 600~900비르(2.4~3.6만원)을 번다는데 정말 힘들겠구나 느꼈다.
There is a salt desert in Ethiopia. The Danakil Desert is a salt mining in one of earth's hottest and lowest places. The average temperature is 60 degree during the day. Even though was so hot here, it was really wonderful.