DANAKIL

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Our visit to Danakil can be described in on word: amazing. It’s better to let the pictures speak for themselves (no hitchhikers cause we didn’t drive):

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Willem, looking for a volcano
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rough terrain on the road to the Erta’ale volcano, luckily we’r protected by the holy cross
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little sandstorm on our road to the Erta’ale volcano
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sunset in danakil
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Ethiopian military outpost scarecrow to deter possible Eritrean invaders
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tourists looking for a volcano
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Lucky for us last weeks lava has dried up
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Marching towards the gates of hell on christmas eve (selfie sticks are off course a must)
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one of the only lava lakes in the world

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tourists returning from hells gate
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lake Afrera, 116m beneath sea level
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Spontaneous dance off between de drivers when the news of George Michaels death hits us.
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salt caravan crossing the Dallol salt lake 
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crossing Dallol salt lake
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camels carrying salt
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Dallol volcano
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Dallol volcano
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Dallol volcano
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military protecting us on the Dallol volcano
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salt miners, cutting salt tiles for transport

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Our company on this trip is as colourful as the landscapes we see. An arrogant Chinese prince on a camel who leads the way up to an active volcano on Christmas eve. Two jumping Japanese. A stylish, hipster, bourgeoisie Swedish couple, an irritating Brazilian women and luckily there are also a lot of normal people. Andrew and Martine, the nice Dutch couple I met on Lamu are also present.


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