Photographer's Note

Koromi is a thousand year old village in the high mountains near Harar (within sight of the birthplace of Haile Selasie). The guide books all mention needing a 4-wheel-drive to get up the dirt road to Koromi. After asking around a little bit, it is the classic African experience that a taxi driver will take you there in his tatty, 30 year old, 2-wheel-drive-if-you-are-lucky - or in this case, a three-wheeled tuk-tuk which had no problems with the alleged 4WD road.

Koromi is beautifully situated, but not yet highly geared towards tourism. We spent a wonderful few hours wandering round the village and being invited in to various private homes for some very salty tea, and other local refreshments. The gent in my photo is relaxing with some khat - a mildly narcotic, chewable leaf which tends to take the place of alcohol in more predominantly muslim parts of Ethiopia.

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