<p>A farmer in southern Ethiopia ploughs his cornfield.  Methods had changed little in centuries.<br/>
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#365  <br/>
#365experientialdays<br/>
#beautifuldestinations<br/>
#beautifulplaces<br/>
#bestplacestogo<br/>
#earthpix<br/>
#experientialphotography<br/>
#experientialtravel<br/>
#huffpostgram<br/>
#letsgosomewhere<br/>
#lifeofadventure<br/>
#liveauthentic<br/>
#liveoutdoors<br/>
#natgeotravelpic<br/>
#neverstopexploring<br/>
#ourplanetdaily<br/>
#peoplescreatives<br/>
#travelawesome<br/>
#travelstoke<br/>
#welltravelled<br/>
#whateveryouradventure<br/>
#ethiopia<br/>
#farming<br/>
#ploughing<br/>
#farm<br/>
#agriculture<br/>
#oxen <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BtnY4mXA4ME/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1lsz2pchsdvun" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/BtnY4mXA4ME/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1lsz2pchsdvun</a></p>

A farmer in southern Ethiopia ploughs his cornfield. Methods had changed little in centuries.
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#365
#365experientialdays
#beautifuldestinations
#beautifulplaces
#bestplacestogo
#earthpix
#experientialphotography
#experientialtravel
#huffpostgram
#letsgosomewhere
#lifeofadventure
#liveauthentic
#liveoutdoors
#natgeotravelpic
#neverstopexploring
#ourplanetdaily
#peoplescreatives
#travelawesome
#travelstoke
#welltravelled
#whateveryouradventure
#ethiopia
#farming
#ploughing
#farm
#agriculture
#oxen
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtnY4mXA4ME/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1lsz2pchsdvun

Posted 2 weeks ago

Dunedin, New Zealand. Several degrees cooler than the centre of the South Island with a fairly old town built around the harbour. With it’s very steep streets (including the steepest in the world), timber houses, cool, humid days and a fog blowing in all day it reminds me of San Francisco. (at Dunedin, New Zealand)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtSkwungJUJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=o6ohe4wlwsze

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>The kitchen of one of the restaurants we stopped at for lunch in Ethiopia.  They were somewhat taken aback when we asked to photograph here.  Clearly not something they’re used to.<br/>
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We ordered chicken tibs, the latter word applied to any meat cooked in this way.  The chicken pieces are dredged in a mix of teff flour and Berbere spices.  The Berbere is some combination of chili, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella, and fenugreek depending on what is available.  It always contains lots of chilli.<br/>
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This young man is dropping the tibs into raging hot oil.  I had expected them to come out fairly quickly as they would surely have been cooked in seconds.  But no.  The small chicken pieces stayed in the smoking hot oil for about ten minutes.<br/>
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I wondered if the cook was leaving the chicken in the oil for my benefit, so that I could take more photos.  I was really starting to worry that the chicken would dry so much that they would clatter onto my plate like cinnamon sticks.  So I deliberately walked away to find other subjects to photograph.<br/>
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After about five minutes I walked back into the kitchen finding my lunch still in the cauldron.<br/>
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“Oh well,” I thought “I have some nice photos, even if I have inadvertently spoiled my lunch.”<br/>
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So, I was very surprised by how delicious it turned out to be.  The flour/spice rub was crispy and the chicken was moist,  tender and full of flavour.  Go figure!  <br/>
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#365  <br/>
#365experientialdays<br/>
#beautifuldestinations<br/>
#beautifulplaces<br/>
#bestplacestogo<br/>
#earthpix<br/>
#experientialphotography<br/>
#experientialtravel<br/>
#huffpostgram<br/>
#letsgosomewhere<br/>
#lifeofadventure<br/>
#liveauthentic<br/>
#liveoutdoors<br/>
#natgeotravelpic<br/>
#neverstopexploring<br/>
#ourplanetdaily<br/>
#peoplescreatives<br/>
#travelawesome<br/>
#travelstoke<br/>
#welltravelled<br/>
#whateveryouradventure<br/>
#ethiopia<br/>
#tibs<br/>
#chickentibs<br/>
#streetfoodrestaurant <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BtFGr3_BAWS/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1uaj6vlsqlgve" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/BtFGr3_BAWS/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1uaj6vlsqlgve</a></p>

The kitchen of one of the restaurants we stopped at for lunch in Ethiopia. They were somewhat taken aback when we asked to photograph here. Clearly not something they’re used to.
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We ordered chicken tibs, the latter word applied to any meat cooked in this way. The chicken pieces are dredged in a mix of teff flour and Berbere spices. The Berbere is some combination of chili, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella, and fenugreek depending on what is available. It always contains lots of chilli.
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This young man is dropping the tibs into raging hot oil. I had expected them to come out fairly quickly as they would surely have been cooked in seconds. But no. The small chicken pieces stayed in the smoking hot oil for about ten minutes.
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I wondered if the cook was leaving the chicken in the oil for my benefit, so that I could take more photos. I was really starting to worry that the chicken would dry so much that they would clatter onto my plate like cinnamon sticks. So I deliberately walked away to find other subjects to photograph.
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After about five minutes I walked back into the kitchen finding my lunch still in the cauldron.
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“Oh well,” I thought “I have some nice photos, even if I have inadvertently spoiled my lunch.”
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So, I was very surprised by how delicious it turned out to be. The flour/spice rub was crispy and the chicken was moist, tender and full of flavour. Go figure!
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#365
#365experientialdays
#beautifuldestinations
#beautifulplaces
#bestplacestogo
#earthpix
#experientialphotography
#experientialtravel
#huffpostgram
#letsgosomewhere
#lifeofadventure
#liveauthentic
#liveoutdoors
#natgeotravelpic
#neverstopexploring
#ourplanetdaily
#peoplescreatives
#travelawesome
#travelstoke
#welltravelled
#whateveryouradventure
#ethiopia
#tibs
#chickentibs
#streetfoodrestaurant
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtFGr3_BAWS/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1uaj6vlsqlgve

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Unleavened Injera accompanied every meal we had in Ethiopia.  It is used as a plate, scoop, rollup and to mop the last of the meal.  It is made daily from ground Teff, a tiny seed.<br/>
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#365 <br/>
#365experientialdays<br/>
#a7iii<br/>
#beautifuldestinations<br/>
#beautifulplaces<br/>
#bestplacestogo<br/>
#earthpix<br/>
#experientialphotography<br/>
#experientialtravel<br/>
#huffpostgram<br/>
#letsgosomewhere<br/>
#lifeofadventure<br/>
#liveauthentic<br/>
#liveoutdoors<br/>
#natgeotravelpic<br/>
#neverstopexploring<br/>
#ourplanetdaily<br/>
#peoplescreatives<br/>
#travelawesome<br/>
#travelstoke<br/>
#welltravelled<br/>
#whateveryouradventure<br/>
#ethiopia<br/>
#traditionalfood<br/>
#injera<br/>
#teff <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsTyrVtBPyF/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=lon58higzfr9" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/BsTyrVtBPyF/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=lon58higzfr9</a></p>

Unleavened Injera accompanied every meal we had in Ethiopia. It is used as a plate, scoop, rollup and to mop the last of the meal. It is made daily from ground Teff, a tiny seed.
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#365
#365experientialdays
#a7iii
#beautifuldestinations
#beautifulplaces
#bestplacestogo
#earthpix
#experientialphotography
#experientialtravel
#huffpostgram
#letsgosomewhere
#lifeofadventure
#liveauthentic
#liveoutdoors
#natgeotravelpic
#neverstopexploring
#ourplanetdaily
#peoplescreatives
#travelawesome
#travelstoke
#welltravelled
#whateveryouradventure
#ethiopia
#traditionalfood
#injera
#teff
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsTyrVtBPyF/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=lon58higzfr9

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>An Orthodox Priest outside the Church of St George in Lalibela, Ethiopia.<br/>
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Unlike many African countries, Ethiopia has never been colonised by Europeans and had a monarchy that spanned centuries.  The country is home to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, established in the first century AD.<br/>
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Early in the reign of King Lalibela, while the world still lamented the loss of Jerusalem to the Muslims in 1187, the King described a vision he had had of a new Jerusalem created in Ethiopia.  Central to that vision was the construction of eleven churches that would be carved from the living bedrock, rather than built up on foundations in the traditional style.<br/>
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40,000 people laboured for 25 years to carve these churches.<br/>
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#365 <br/>
#365experientialdays<br/>
#a7iii<br/>
#beautifuldestinations<br/>
#beautifulplaces<br/>
#bestplacestogo<br/>
#earthpix<br/>
#experientialphotography<br/>
#experientialtravel<br/>
#huffpostgram<br/>
#letsgosomewhere<br/>
#lifeofadventure<br/>
#liveauthentic<br/>
#liveoutdoors<br/>
#natgeotravelpic<br/>
#neverstopexploring<br/>
#ourplanetdaily<br/>
#peoplescreatives<br/>
#travelawesome<br/>
#travelstoke<br/>
#welltravelled<br/>
#whateveryouradventure<br/>
#ethiopia<br/>
#lalibela<br/>
#rockhewnchurch<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsCFsm5BF3R/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=12bte7erblwy" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/BsCFsm5BF3R/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=12bte7erblwy</a></p>

An Orthodox Priest outside the Church of St George in Lalibela, Ethiopia.
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Unlike many African countries, Ethiopia has never been colonised by Europeans and had a monarchy that spanned centuries. The country is home to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, established in the first century AD.
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Early in the reign of King Lalibela, while the world still lamented the loss of Jerusalem to the Muslims in 1187, the King described a vision he had had of a new Jerusalem created in Ethiopia. Central to that vision was the construction of eleven churches that would be carved from the living bedrock, rather than built up on foundations in the traditional style.
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40,000 people laboured for 25 years to carve these churches.
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#365
#365experientialdays
#a7iii
#beautifuldestinations
#beautifulplaces
#bestplacestogo
#earthpix
#experientialphotography
#experientialtravel
#huffpostgram
#letsgosomewhere
#lifeofadventure
#liveauthentic
#liveoutdoors
#natgeotravelpic
#neverstopexploring
#ourplanetdaily
#peoplescreatives
#travelawesome
#travelstoke
#welltravelled
#whateveryouradventure
#ethiopia
#lalibela
#rockhewnchurch
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsCFsm5BF3R/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=12bte7erblwy

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>An Orthodox Priest inside the Church of St George in Lalibela, Ethiopia.<br/>
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Unlike many African countries, Ethiopia has never been colonised by Europeans and had a monarchy that spanned centuries.  The country is home to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, established in the first century AD.<br/>
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Early in the reign of King Lalibela, while the world still lamented the loss of Jerusalem to the Muslims in 1187, the King described a vision he had had of a new Jerusalem created in Ethiopia.  Central to that vision was the construction of eleven churches that would be carved from the living bedrock, rather than built up on foundations in the traditional style.<br/>
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40,000 people laboured for 25 years to carve these churches.<br/>
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#365 <br/>
#365experientialdays<br/>
#a7iii<br/>
#beautifuldestinations<br/>
#beautifulplaces<br/>
#bestplacestogo<br/>
#earthpix<br/>
#experientialphotography<br/>
#experientialtravel<br/>
#huffpostgram<br/>
#letsgosomewhere<br/>
#lifeofadventure<br/>
#liveauthentic<br/>
#liveoutdoors<br/>
#natgeotravelpic<br/>
#neverstopexploring<br/>
#ourplanetdaily<br/>
#peoplescreatives<br/>
#travelawesome<br/>
#travelstoke<br/>
#welltravelled<br/>
#whateveryouradventure<br/>
#ethiopia<br/>
#lalibela<br/>
#rockhewnchurch <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsCDlvTBL4j/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=nwrjnqrpd2t" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/BsCDlvTBL4j/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=nwrjnqrpd2t</a></p>

An Orthodox Priest inside the Church of St George in Lalibela, Ethiopia.
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Unlike many African countries, Ethiopia has never been colonised by Europeans and had a monarchy that spanned centuries. The country is home to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, established in the first century AD.
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Early in the reign of King Lalibela, while the world still lamented the loss of Jerusalem to the Muslims in 1187, the King described a vision he had had of a new Jerusalem created in Ethiopia. Central to that vision was the construction of eleven churches that would be carved from the living bedrock, rather than built up on foundations in the traditional style.
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40,000 people laboured for 25 years to carve these churches.
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#365
#365experientialdays
#a7iii
#beautifuldestinations
#beautifulplaces
#bestplacestogo
#earthpix
#experientialphotography
#experientialtravel
#huffpostgram
#letsgosomewhere
#lifeofadventure
#liveauthentic
#liveoutdoors
#natgeotravelpic
#neverstopexploring
#ourplanetdaily
#peoplescreatives
#travelawesome
#travelstoke
#welltravelled
#whateveryouradventure
#ethiopia
#lalibela
#rockhewnchurch
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsCDlvTBL4j/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=nwrjnqrpd2t

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>From the ancient fortifications on La Rocca (The Rock) above Cefalu, you can look down the steep cliffs to the Marina and village below. #365experientialdays<br/>
#experientialtravel <br/>
#experientialphotography<br/>
#365  <br/>
#whateveryouradventure <br/>
#travelawesome <br/>
#peoplescreatives <br/>
#natgeotravelpic <br/>
#welltravelled <br/>
#beautifuldestinations <br/>
#lifeofadventure  <br/>
#travelstoke <br/>
#letsgosomewhere <br/>
#a7iii <br/>
#sonya7iii <br/>
#sonyalpha <br/>
#liveoutdoors <br/>
#neverstopexploring <br/>
#liveauthentic <br/>
#travelawesome <br/>
#beautifulplaces <br/>
#huffpostgram <br/>
#ourplanetdaily <br/>
#bestplacestogo <br/>
#welltravelled <br/>
#beautifuldestinations <br/>
#earthpix <br/>
#lifeofadventure <br/>
#cefalu <br/>
#sicily <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrJQXKzhSPo/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=qrluf617et06" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrJQXKzhSPo/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=qrluf617et06</a></p>

From the ancient fortifications on La Rocca (The Rock) above Cefalu, you can look down the steep cliffs to the Marina and village below. #365experientialdays
#experientialtravel
#experientialphotography
#365
#whateveryouradventure
#travelawesome
#peoplescreatives
#natgeotravelpic
#welltravelled
#beautifuldestinations
#lifeofadventure
#travelstoke
#letsgosomewhere
#a7iii
#sonya7iii
#sonyalpha
#liveoutdoors
#neverstopexploring
#liveauthentic
#travelawesome
#beautifulplaces
#huffpostgram
#ourplanetdaily
#bestplacestogo
#welltravelled
#beautifuldestinations
#earthpix
#lifeofadventure
#cefalu
#sicily
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrJQXKzhSPo/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=qrluf617et06

Posted 10 weeks ago
<p>The Walls of the Old City of Dubrovnik from the Fort of St Lawrence.  With the help of a lot of CGI, this city was transformed into Kings Landing in Game of Thrones.<br/>
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#365experientialdays<br/>
#experientialtravel <br/>
#experientialphotography<br/>
#365 <br/>
#Croatia <br/>
#discovercroatia <br/>
#adriatic <br/>
#visitcroatia <br/>
#Dubrovnik <br/>
#oldcity <br/>
#kingslanding <br/>
#gameofthrones <br/>
#got <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqa3t1VHCuW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=6cryyua7aks4" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqa3t1VHCuW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=6cryyua7aks4</a></p>

The Walls of the Old City of Dubrovnik from the Fort of St Lawrence. With the help of a lot of CGI, this city was transformed into Kings Landing in Game of Thrones.
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#365experientialdays
#experientialtravel
#experientialphotography
#365
#Croatia
#discovercroatia
#adriatic
#visitcroatia
#Dubrovnik
#oldcity
#kingslanding
#gameofthrones
#got
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqa3t1VHCuW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=6cryyua7aks4

Posted 13 weeks ago
<p>The Angolan giraffe (Giraffa giraffa angolensis), also known as Namibian giraffe, is a subspecies of giraffe that is found in northern Namibia, south-western Zambia, Botswana, and western Zimbabwe.  (Wikipedia)<br/>
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This one has a Red Billed Oxpecker on the face.  The Oxpecker feeds on insects and parasites on the skin of the Giraffe.  It also feeds on blood, keeping wounds clear and clean.<br/>
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#365experientialdays<br/>
#experientialtravel <br/>
#experientialphotography<br/>
#365 <br/>
#botswana <br/>
#okavango <br/>
#okavangodelta <br/>
@ker_downey_bw<br/>
#ShindeKDB <br/>
#KerDowneyBW<br/>
#giraffe <br/>
#redbilledoxpecker <br/>
#oxpecker <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp78CkgAehk/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=r0dwg7h4ypyn" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp78CkgAehk/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=r0dwg7h4ypyn</a></p>

The Angolan giraffe (Giraffa giraffa angolensis), also known as Namibian giraffe, is a subspecies of giraffe that is found in northern Namibia, south-western Zambia, Botswana, and western Zimbabwe. (Wikipedia)
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This one has a Red Billed Oxpecker on the face. The Oxpecker feeds on insects and parasites on the skin of the Giraffe. It also feeds on blood, keeping wounds clear and clean.
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#365experientialdays
#experientialtravel
#experientialphotography
#365
#botswana
#okavango
#okavangodelta
@ker_downey_bw
#ShindeKDB
#KerDowneyBW
#giraffe
#redbilledoxpecker
#oxpecker
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp78CkgAehk/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=r0dwg7h4ypyn

Posted 15 weeks ago

The winter skies of the Okavango Delta are crystal clear. There are no clouds and the fires haven’t started burning in neighbouring countries. This time lapse was made on the deck of my tent at Key and Downey’s Shinde Camp.
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#365experientialdays
#experientialtravel
#experientialphotography
#365
#botswana
#okavango
#okavangodelta
#shinde
#keranddowney
#keranddowneybotswana
#kdb
#timelapse
#astrophotography
#nightphotography
https://www.instagram.com/p/BprEjv4haH6/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1pago7zlzgt7a

Posted 16 weeks ago