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What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

- Henry David Thoreau

A mountain guide recounts her experience of trekking in the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia.

Accompanied by a local 'militia man' as their scout, they climbed up Mt. Bwahit (4437m), encountered Gelada monkeys, Walia ibex and several other endemic wildlife of the region, and came across some spectacular ancient structures in this World Heritage Site. (more…)

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