Ethiopia

Tips and Articles in Ethiopia

“Up at first baboon,” the safari guide said brightly at dinner, though it’s not clear why he felt the need. When it comes to waking the dead, baboons are more reliable than cell phones, quartz clocks, or a New York City garbage truck grinding its ...
When Afghanistan's Taliban announced plans in February to destroy all of the country's statues—including two gigantic fifth-century Buddha figures— the cries of outrage reverberated around the globe. Losing these ancient and precious pieces of his...
The city of Lalibela, high in the mountains of northern Ethiopia, has sat frozen in time for 800 years. Its 11 spectacular churches, carved out of the rocky ground—with the help of angels, according to legend—are still tended by white-robed priest...
The lanky, rifle-toting man who blocked our path wore olive fatigues and a matching Chairman Mao cap. It was as if he hadn’t gotten word that the Dergue, the repressive socialist regime that came to power in Ethiopia in the mid-seventies, had been...