Articles Tagged ‘Ethiopia’

Postcard Perfect: Dallol Volcanic Crater in Northeastern Ethiopia

Postcard Perfect: Dallol Volcanic Crater in Northeastern Ethiopia June 1, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Located in northeastern Ethiopia, the Dallol volcanic crater is just one of many incredible geological formations in the Danakil Depression. At 150 feet below sea level, Dallol is the lowest volcano on the earth’s surface and its high concentration of salt gives it an absolutely alien appearance....

Meatless in Seattle: Man Caught With 90 Pounds of Sheep Meat in Luggage

Meatless in Seattle: Man Caught With 90 Pounds of Sheep Meat in Luggage June 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
In the past we’ve reported several stories of smuggling: using diapers to smuggle cocaine, a monk smuggling a nun’s bones, and someone trying to get 95 live boa constrictors on a plane. While this story isn’t exactly smuggling (the passenger did declare he was carrying meat) it’s...

The Nile: Treaties, Ecosystems, and International Disputes

The Nile: Treaties, Ecosystems, and International Disputes July 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When we think of the Nile, it is usually Egypt that comes to mind. But in the recent chapter of the water war for ownership of the Nile’s water, the upstream African nations want to change that. Currently, Egypt and Sudan have dual ownership of the water (75 percent belong to Egypt, and remaining 25...