Tag Archives: Tembien

Ashenda 2014!

The girls will find you…it’s only a matter of time.  Every spring groups of girls get together and beautify themselves with new dresses, fancy hairdos, and jewelry.  Then they take to the streets with a hand drum for three crazy days looking … Continue reading

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Full Moon on a Dark Night

Recently I returned from Mekele and had a pretty unpleasant experience along the way.  I’ve left names out of this account since it’s a bit sensitive.  Sorry if that makes it confusing.   I arrived at the Mekele bus station … Continue reading

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Rainy Season Metamorphosis

My bus stopped for some unknown reason, in some unknown town in the Raya zone of Tigray.  I watched a boy attempt his task at hand, knocking a piece of cactus fruit to the ground.  These prickly pear cactus fruit, … Continue reading

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