Plastic shoes—slip-ons or sandals--play a central role in the lives of Ethiopia's herders. And for one traveler, they might be just what's needed for the journey ahead.
When I pull out the creased, dusty map to locate myself, I find only white space, the blank territory of the most remote place I’ve ever experienced.
I didn’t think I would do it. But when the cup came to me, standing on the sidelines with the rest of the Oxfam crew, I lifted it to my lips and drank.
Accompanying a film crew on a not-so-glamorous shoot, we're hoping to document the fact that it's the world's poorest people--like the Borena--who are hit hardest by drought and other effects of climate change.
As I leave for a 10-day journey along the uneven roads of southern Ethiopia, I'm about to go beyond anything I've ever done before. And that's both scary and exciting.
On the eve of a return visit to Ethiopia, I'm thinking about my family and the families I met there last year.