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Simien Mountain Trek

Although I’m often critical of the tourism in Ethiopia, a trek through the Simien Mountains is worth the struggle. The stunningly beautiful views, which we’ve attempted to capture in our photos below, are innumerable and inevitably counteract the negative aspects (i.e. 156 more words


A Story of Sex, Betrayal, and Murder

Imagine that you are a female gelada monkey, living in a large group of females under the protection of one alpha male. On one particular lackluster day in between your usual routine of naps, walks, grooming sessions, and meals of grass and grubs, an unfamiliar male arrives. 666 more words

GUEST BLOG: The Reluctant Traveller (Part 2)

“Are we nearly there yet?”


From Gondar we travelled to the Simien Mountains. “Simien” is an English transliteration of the Amharic for “northern”, but can apparently also be rendered as “Semen”. 607 more words


Biodiversity challenge - Gelada

High society

High plateau.
Gelato cold,
Gelada utopia.
In his flowing cape,
Crimson badge ablaze.
Surveys the landscape,
Window shopping,
As the carpet cropping…

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