Jordan, Wadi Rum: one day trip into the T.E. Lawrence Desert

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Wadi Rum may be best known for its connection with British officer T. E. Lawrence, who based his operations here during the Arab Revolt of 1916–18. In the 1980s one of the impressive rock formations in Wadi Rum was named […]

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Mali, walking throughout the Bandiagara falaise with Dogon people

After loading our backpack on a small cart drawn by a donkey, we leave the village of Dourou walking towards the Bandiagara plateau. In the midst of this mountainous region, the Dogon population took refuge around the 12th century to […]

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People of Yemen

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Nearly all of population is considered Arab, but Arabs are quite varied ethnically and over the years Yemen has been a destination for numerous people from multiple regions (most from East Africa) who have got married with locals. For that, […]

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Ethiopia, Danakil depression: the land of the devil – Day 4

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Danakil, Dallol and salt flat (Day 4) Today we are very excited, we are going to see one of the most remote places on Earth: Dallol. After crossing the salt flat with our car , we are at the beginning […]

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Ethiopia, Danakil depression: the land of the devil – Day 2 & 3

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Danakil, Lake Afrera – Erta Ale (Day 2) Left the lake early in the morning, we drive to the small village at the base of Erta Ale. The road is very bad and it takes a long time passing through […]

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Ethiopia, Danakil depression: the land of the devil – Day 1

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Danakil, Logya – Lake Afrera (Day 1) We are so excited today, our trip towards the Danakil depression is starting. Finally we could see one of the most spectacular and inhospitable regions of the world, full of eye catching colors, […]

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People of Danakil

Danakil depression is located in the northeastern Ethiopia. It is one of the most spectacular and inhospitable regions of the world, full of eye catching colors, active vulcans, lunar landscape, sulphur springs and nonetheless the tough ethnic group of Afar […]

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Yemen, Shibam: Manhattan of the desert

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Shibam (Hadhramawt desert) This is a country full of surprises, always ready to amaze you, and surely it is the case of the city of Shibam, known as the Manhattan of the desert. All the time I had been there, […]

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Yemen, Marib: the old ruins of Sheba kingdom

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Yemen, Marib Yemen is a country rich in history and culture that offers a variety of incredible landscapes in a ”One Thousand and One Night’‘ atmosphere. One of the most mysterious and fascinating place is the ancient city of Marib. Marib, […]

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Yemen, Dar Al Hajar: the stone house

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Yemen, Sana’a About 20 kilometers from Sana’a, located in Wadi Dhahr, a fertile valley in the middle of a mountain, there is a very special place where I spent unforgettable moments. A site definitely to visit if you are around […]

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