Off the beaten path: Ethiopia

Ethiopia, the cradle of mankind where the time is counted counterclockwise, the alleged holder of the Arc of the Covenant, the land of most ancient grain - Teff, never colonized, with a wide variety of flora, fauna, ethnic groups and unusual dialects, is certainly an attractive destination for the ones who like to travel off the beaten path. You can dare go up to Erta Ale's fiery lake, see amazing prehistoric carvings, visit the Ethiopian Jerusalem, the weird Afar triangle, cave churches, and many more.

Erta Ale - the evil smoking mountain of Afar

Ethiopian Erta Ale is the lowest, driest and hottest area on earth - the basaltic shield volcano, constantly ejecting lava and destroying everything that lives every 30 years or so. The volcano is the…

The diabolical depression of Danakil

Danakil is a depression in the north of Ethiopia with eternal lakes of fire, toxic gases, sulfurous waters and merciless heat. Legend has it, that the place was a battlefield of the demons,…