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3 minutes ago, Marbles said:

 

Everything aside, I couldn't figure out what on Earth Arthur Rimbaud was doing there in the sleepy old Harar in the 19th century! :worried:

Probably confirming if the women are as beautiful as legend claims. :rolleyes:

I don’t plan to visit ever since I am told by an ShiaChat'er who lives there that the hyenas roam the place freely. *shudder*

And no, there is no acquiring a taste for salty coffee. Musta been a powerful wife of some king who was a terrible cook who made salty coffee law to hide her (lack of) kitchen skills.

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5 minutes ago, habib e najjaar said:

Probably confirming if the women are as beautiful as legend claims. :rolleyes:

I don’t plan to visit ever since I am told by an ShiaChat'er who lives there that the hyenas roam the place freely. *shudder*

And no, there is no acquiring a taste for salty coffee. Musta been a powerful wife of some king who was a terrible cook who made salty coffee law to hide her (lack of) kitchen skills.

Judging by the length of his stay I guess he had found the answer.

A ShiaChatter in Harar. That's interesting!

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This is soooo civilised.

You get off the train and walk straight through the barriers onto the concourse and into the city. No bag checks no passport checks nothing. It was all done in London where the train started its journey and this is Gare du Nord in Paris.

But with Brexit this could all be a distant memory. Already in the London terminal when you come out of the train you see Border Force signs and guards everywhere. Thanks Brexit voting people.

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This is at the end of waterfall near Kuching, east Malaysia, island of Borneo. The stones have come out very well, and so has my wife, but can't show that.

It took a lot of arguing to get her to walk this far and she refused to go to any of the waterfalls higher up the mountain. Maryam took a video of me taking this picture and I am knee deep in fast flowing water.

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I was out in the village of Felasha outside Gondar city in Ethiopia when I came across this hut. The pictures at the front seemed dubious. I got close to take a look and what did I see? Two girls in a state of déshabillé lying on saloon chairs getting a beauty treatment. The two workers saw me and froze. I backed off immediately, muttering a string of apologies. The girls must have seen the embarrassment on my face because I heard peals of laughter as I took a path downhill to get to the main road.

This is a functional beauty parlour, Ethiopian style.

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3 hours ago, Marbles said:

I was out in the village of Felasha outside Gondar city in Ethiopia when I came across this hut.

Are these the same Falashas who consider themselves Jewish?

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22 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

Are these the same Falashas who consider themselves Jewish?

Yes that's the same village whose Jewish population was eventually airlifted to Israel. Although there are no Jews left in the village or in the rest of the country, the locals have turned this place into a tourist attraction. The old synagogue still stands but entry is restricted by the villagers who demand money to let you go in and see (there's no official entrance fee).

I don't think anyone living there still claims to be Jewish. At least I didn't meet anyone who did.

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