Erta Ale Volcano & Lava Lake

Erta Ale is a continuously active volcano in northeastern Ethiopia. Volcanoes with lava lakes are very rare and there are only six in the world. The terrain around Erta Ale is some of the most inhospitable on earth and is also referred to as the hottest place on earth. Erta Ale means "smoking mountain" and is also known locally as 'the gateway to Hell".

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Traffic to negotiate through

Negotiating through traffic is not always easy but we are getting better at it. Tuk Tuks are the most common way of getting around in most African towns or cities.

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Ethiopian coffee every day

Having a cup of good Ethiopian coffee at the town of Shashemene.

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Time to reflect

Every now and then you get a few minutes to reflect on what awesome experience we are having.

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