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Trail Notes: Sound Travel

Logia, Ethiopia, 11°43'25'' N, 40°58'32'' E

The Afars speak in near whispers out on the colossal stage of the desert. In the road towns, the boom of people’s voices blows me backward.


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  1. Adriel
    February 18, 2013

    I think this whole journey is crazy. You would have to mentally and physically prepared before even thinking about taking a seven year journey. I support him though! Good Luck Dude!

  2. Ari1
    February 18, 2013

    Is impressive how things have change over time and how nature has been replaced by technology.

  3. TyQwisha G
    February 18, 2013

    So from what i can see and prior knowledge i know that there is a lot of different cultures and ways of life around the world. From this picture I see that they have cars but they aren’t the best cars they are kind of beat up. The people just walk on the road all nonchalant as if there is nothing to it. While here in America you got honked out the way or you could get run over.

  4. Wallaadaah
    February 18, 2013

    I think modernism isgood for people as long as they don’t forget heritage.

  5. Maria
    February 19, 2013

    Your such a brave man, good luck on your journey. I find it really cool how you found out that camel could be replace, which would cause less animal cruelty.

  6. franisco velazquez
    February 19, 2013

    its cool that the fact that you are walking the same footstep of are earliest anceinters i well follow you from know on

  7. Crystal23
    February 19, 2013

    I think its a kind of good thing that they are becoming innovated. Then more people would not have such a stereotypical view

  8. kiera
    February 19, 2013

    i think only someone with real interest and time could do this journey. this journey will surely show the path of globilaztion in the beginning and he will most likely pick up new traditions and cultures along the way

  9. Kevin
    February 19, 2013

    I look forward to your posts everyday! Good luck with your journey.

  10. eric degrave
    March 1, 2013

    In college, an exchange student from Kenya also speaks softly. Your journey may differ from that of Adam’s out of Eden experience. I wish you well and peace, and wish I could walk with you a ways. My childhood dream was to be a National Geographic photo journalist. I will follow with you. God Bless.

  11. barbara bowles
    July 1, 2013

    1st discovered your writing in best American travel writing 2009. Your story lost in the Sahel made me want to read more of your writing. Moved. By the story. Am enjoying your new endeavor even though I am 6 months.

  12. Rene Gross
    August 12, 2014

    Will try to acompany you in your walk while going through Costa Rica!

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