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A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~ H. D. Thoreau
No matter how often I travel to other places, now and then I still miss my country, Ethiopia. I was born there and left when I was young but it’s still the culture I was raised in at home, and it’s where both of my parents come from. My roots are there and they remain firm.
Sadly, the last time I visited was 2002 – it’s been 10 years already! This was long before I had an SLR and before I knew I would take up travel writing and photography. While doing some “spring cleaning” this weekend, I stumbled on my old photos (above). It hit me how much I miss Ethiopia. I miss the view of mountains while driving through the city, I miss the warm smiles of the kids, I miss the hills and colors of the sky at sunset. I miss the hot spring showers, the food and the late-night traditional dancing and singing. I miss hearing mass from the churches and seeing the – Continue reading