jump to navigation

Spotted: The Ethiopian Hillbillies April 2, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Africa, Cars, Fun, Humor, Travel.
3 comments

This picture captures much of the absurdity I saw while I was driving around downtown Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. I have no idea where this vehicle was going, but I’m pretty sure I saw Jethrow in the driver’s seat.

hillbillies

Advertisements

Out of Africa March 20, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Africa, Cars, Friends, Travel.
3 comments

I’m back from the trip, and am almost coherent again. I spent about 8 days in Djibouti, and the rest of my time in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. All in all, it was a wonderfully productive trip. I enjoyed lots of time elbow-to-elbow with my childhood best friend, and he and I accomplished a lot while we were there.

I took lots of pictures, but for now, here are a couple that I snagged with my camera phone:

FordGT1

(OK, that wasn’t taken in Africa. That’s the business end of a Ford GT sitting in the Dubai airport.)

ghourbet_panorama

That’s a panorama of three images I took of the Ghourbet, which is part of the Gulf of Arden. To see exactly where I was when I took that pic, the Google Map location is here.

ghourbet island

The last picture is of the small island that you can see in the Google map. I took this pic, standing in a few inches of water, roughly at the center of the map, looking East.