✨Today was a dream come true kind of day.✨ Remember when I was obsessed with primates in college, took several upper-level courses on them, decorated my room like a jungle, and was seriously considering a future career as a primatologist? // Remember how my top three choices on what I wanted to do after graduation were: 1) volunteer in Vietnam with VIA, 2) teach English in Japan with JET, and 3) take a year-long research assistant position where I would live in a tent in the Ethiopian highlands and track a harem of gelada baboons (my favorite primates)? // Well, today (for one day) I got to live out that dream #3 , and I wandered around these beautiful tabletop mountains following huge groups of my very favorite Theropithecus gelada. ❤️ // For one magical day, I got to be: 🐒 Dr. Huynh, Primatologist. 🐒 // (Brb gotta go cry tears of joy forever)
Wikipedia:// This history is outdated after this time. Ethiopia 🇪🇹 and Eritrea 🇪🇷 are in peaceful correlation and there is no any conflict with opposite political parties. All around east Africa is coming for peaceful relations this time. No more afraid of anything in Ertaale. "Not much is known about Erta Ale, and the surrounding terrain is some of the most inhospitable on Earth, making travel difficult and dangerous. The Afar region also experiences intermittent ethnic violence due to unification struggles by the native Afar people. On January 16, 2012, a group of European tourists was attacked at Erta Ale. Five tourists were killed, two taken as hostages and seven others wounded. The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) claimed responsibility for the attack and released the two kidnapped tourists in March 2012. One travel guide recommends hiring "one or maybe two armed guards or police" as guides to visit Erta Ale. Commercial tour companies offer tours to Erta Ale which are generally accompanied by military escort.
In December 2017, a German tourist was fatally shot while descending Erta Ale." #danakil#danakildepression#ethiodanakiltours#afar#travel#travelphotography#travelholic#travelling#travelguide#adventure#adventures#adventurous#volcano#internationaldayofvolcanoes#ethiopia#africa#ig_ethiopia#ig_africa#igers
A beautiful woman of the Hamer tribe located in southwestern Ethiopia. The Hamer place high value on their cattle. This is a typical look. The women have clay in their thin braids and wear jewellery around their neck. This shows she is married.
The Gabbra tribe. We recently visited northern Kenya via helicopter. We went up to lake Turkana and landed at this village. A truly fascinating tribe. They are camel-herding nomads and practice a monotheistic religion - worship islam.