In this episode of The Road Chose Me, Dan Grec overlands from Kenya to Ethiopia along the remote Lake Turkana.
Adventurer Tristan Ridley is on a quest to ride his bike around the world. But unlike many other riders with that same goal, Tristan isn’t in a race against time. In fact, his circumnavigation will take as much as five years, over 100,000 kms, and travel through more than 100 countries.
Ep. 4 – Surviving Ethiopia
Joey L writes:
For centuries, Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley has been a crossroads for many distinct tribes. During times of drought, natural resources become scarce, escalating clashes between groups. In an ever-changing landscape, young men and women come of age in an unfamiliar time.
The story is narrated from two unique perspectives. Uri- a young boy from the Hamar tribe who becomes a man during his rite of passage ceremony, and Segelgwo- an elder chief of the Daasanach, who reflects on his community’s uncertain future.
He contracted malaria, dodged bullets with government soldiers in a war zone and was jailed for several days near a small village because police didn’t believe him when he explained who he was.
Adventure traveller Mario Rigby also tested the limits of his physical and emotional stamina when he trekked 12,000 kilometres northward across eight African countries for two years, by foot and kayak. He started in late 2015 and finished in February, taking an eastern route from South Africa to Egypt.
Africa, he says is a place that has been depicted by the West only as dangerous, violent and beset by poverty.