Ethiopia is one of the most interesting, memorable, and difficult countries in Africa, and I’m happy to say I was in love with it at first sight.

The countryside is lovely. I never knew if the subject of my next spontaneous rural shot will give me a big smile and then come see what’s on the screen, or will bend down for a rock. On that note – tired looking women with enormous heaps of straw, grass, and wood strapped to their backs, are surprisingly agile and have excellent aim!

My camera here caused the usual fuss – whole villages, ages three to one hundred and three, would gather to see what did the faranga (foreigner) find up in that tree? There is nothing there but some of the usual marabu storks with some chicks!

And the food! Ah, the food is the greatest I’ve tasted in traditional Africa so far. A huge flat spongy slightly sour pancake called
injera>/i> is toped with meats and vegetable in spicy sauces to be eaten with your hands. Yum!

Location: Ethiopia

Born in Ukraine, raised in Israel, and acquiring her higher education in the US, Sarit Reizin is proud to call herself a citizen of the world. However, to stay worthy of the title, she felt a nomadic lifestyle was in order, and in November 2005 left the comforts of the first world with no desire of coming back any time soon. http://HopStopTravel.com