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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Sun sets over the salt flats in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia, one of the lowest and hottest places on Earth

I eased into the low canvas deck chair my driver had set up next to our jeep. Waving off the glass of wine he proffered, I focused on the enormous lemon-colored...

Dallol, officially one of the remotest places on earth, is located in the Danakil Depression in northeast Ethiopia. It is known for its otherworldly hydro-geothermal features that include acidic sulfur lakes, geysers, and bizarrely colored mineral deposits.

Dallol, officially one of the remotest places on earth, is located in the Danakil Depression in northeast Ethiopia. The area is known for its otherworldly hydro-geothermal features that include acidic sulfur...

Camel caravan plods across salt flats in Ethiopia's Danakil Depression

Initially, I thought the line of brown bumps were cliffs on the distant horizon. But as our jeep sped across Ethiopia’s infinite salt flats in the Danakil Depression, I realized the...

Otherworldy landscape in the Dallol hydro-geothermal sulfur fields. Note the people atop the cliff to get a feeling for the immnsity of the place.

The urgent need to pee woke me at 5:30 a.m. I swung my legs over the side of my bamboo cot and gingerly tested my right ankle, which I’d twisted the...

This stunning landscape in the foothills above Arba Minch, Ethiopia, is home to the Dorze Tribe

Many of the indigenous peoples that inhabit southern Ethiopia have settled in the lowlands, but members of the Dorze Tribe prefer to live in the mountains that surround the Great Rift...

Mursi woman with lip plate in the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia.

The Mursi people are among the least developed of the 56 indigenous tribes that inhabit the southern Omo Valley in Ethiopia. I visited this tribe during a day trip into the...