Congratulations @ema_geb2 for moving to Worlds level @TeamDiData and good luck for the next stage on your career! 💪🏼 You deserve it!! Best of luck 👍
Young rider with huge future #eritrea 📸 @modcyclingphoto
Do you know how many ppl told me I wasn’t going to get this far?or how many struggles I had to face to get to this point in my life. I don’t care what the outcome will be but keep pushing keep going! Ppl will put you down bc they are scared to dream that big or leave all they have known and go after something unknown. Dream so big let them laugh at least you tried that’s more then most ever will do. Keep running run, run, run! Wipe your tears run again and again tile you have done all you can. WHO CARES WHAT PPL SAY!!!!No matter what GOD is in control. #mastersinactingforfilm2017#blackgirlmagic#eastafrican#Ethiopia#Eritrea#foreignproduct#godisincontrol#tbt#la#actress
Day25 Feeling accomplished.
Finished 5 books 📚 in 4 weeks and learnt a new language. Makes up for the last couple of years I hope 🤞 ... maybe the start of a new habit.
Erta Ale 🌋
Super HOT, actually boiling. Literally.
Erta Ale means "smoking mountain" in the Afar language & is locally known as #GatewaytoHell .
Bordering #Eritrea , this place is hard work to reach & known to be #DANGEROUS
Until a few years ago the trip was considered too risky for tourists. In January 2012, five #tourists were killed, several wounded & others were taken hostage but released a few months later. .
In December 2017 (the day I was supposed to hike 😳) a German tourist was shot dead + his #Ethiopian guide wounded. Both incidents were deliberate attacks by armed #militia group of bandits called the #Afar Revolutionary Democratic Front, with differing motivations. After the most recent attack the Ethiopian Government mobilised another 300 soldiers to the region to capture the bandits & ensure the safety of the next load of tourists visiting #theoddsareinourfavour
Couple the #bandit factor with the fact that Erta Ale lies in an extremely remote, inhospitable place (the #DanakilDepression ) made the #adventure an even more unforgettable experience.
As the sun set & temperatures cooled off, we began the 6 kilometer (3hr) #hike towards the #crater rim, reaching it around midnight (this is after driving 10+ hours in a car across the bumpiest dustiest roads? you’ve ever seen) #ErtaAle was living up to its name, we could see the fumes & #smoke rising from the lava below far off in the distance & as we approached it was BRUTAL.
Theres no handrails, no marked footpaths & definitely no rangers blowing whistles if anyone gets too close to the edge. You’re free to stand right on the lip of the crater & watch in awe at the lake of #molten lava just 20 metres below, constantly cracking, bubbling & hissing. It’s #WILD to think that this lava lake is a direct link to the Muma Earths’ core.
Erta Ale is one of the only permanent lava #lakes in the world, and the only accessible one at present.
As MasterCard says:
- Cost of the 3 day Danakil Volcano Hike $350
- Cost of getting shot by bandits (potentially fatal) $10000000000+
- Witnessing one of Muma #Earths only permanent #lava lakes in the world...