We arrange our paperwork at the Ethiopian side of the border at customs and the visa section. We are now officially outside of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian customs guy is very nice. The troubles start when we head to the Sudanese side of the border. Willem goes out to meet the Sudanese customs and I stay … More FRAZER


We arrive in a little town, Kemer Dengaye (don’t bother it’s not even indicated on google maps). Home to the delicious Guna spring water. I’m making some explicit publicity here. It will become clear why exactly as you continue reading. We arrive in the city around sunset. We decide to eat and than to look … More FENTSH


We ride from Mekelle to Lalibella on a beautiful road. We don’t make it to Lalibella in one day and we sleep on a mountain pass. There are not many flat places to be found in this area so we’re happy when we finally find a place to pitch our tent next to a little … More JOZEF


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): 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 … More DANAKIL


In Addis I give a ride to a special man. He’s been homeless for several years. He lives literally just under a few plastic sheets. But he has one passion that keeps him on the go: Plants. Lembo (which means peace dove) gives and plants trees in peoples’ private gardens for free. He’s some sort … More LEMBO


We stay a few days in Bale. I’m taking some time to update my travel diary and Willem makes some friends in the emergency department of the local hospital. One early morning we defy the freezing morning cold and we ride up to the Bale Mountain national park to spot the very rare Ethiopian wolf. … More TALU


Ethiopian roads are tricky. Especially the mobile speed bumps make it very difficult to stay on the road. With the mobile speed bumps I refer to all the cattle on the road. Apathetic they walk along on the tarmac roads. Strangely enough you don’t see them on dirt roads. It’s only when the road turns … More HAMIR


Just arrived in Ethiopia and there pops up my first hitchhiker, Satu (which means “land” in his language. He comes from Konso, a town, further to the North-East) He’s 23 years old and he’s a student and mobile teacher in four Dasanaach (local tribe) villages. He’s been teaching for 3 years now. He teaches maths … More SATU


In the only bar in Illeret we meet a friendly (jovial) looking fellow called Chris. He bought some beers and asks for a ride home. We agree and ask in return a spot to pitch our tent. We shake hands to seal the deal.After a very short ride we are surprised when he guides us … More CHRIS


We get up the next morning at first light. We head up north because we heard of a small village called Moité, that’s not indicated on the map, were we could buy some drinking water. The road is smooth, which actually just means it’s not too sandy. There’s no petrol in Moité but there is … More EKURU