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Harar, Ethiopia

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I've traveled all over the world, and Harar is one of the most fascinating places I have ever visited. I sponsor a little boy at the SOS Children's Charity Village near Harar, so my primary reason for going there was to meet him, but when I arrived I was totally entranced by the place. I can't wait to return to Harar sometime in the near future!
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Jegol, Harar, Ethiopia
Tucked inside the walled city of Harar, Ethiopia is a wonderful market loaded with local Berber spices, fresh coffee beans, herbs, and incense. The smells and sights are terrific, but the friendliness of the people sets this shopping area apart...
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Harar, Ethiopia
Outside the vibrant walled city of Harar, Ethiopia, I spotted an Afar tribesman so striking that I couldn't keep my eyes off of him. He met my gaze with an unwavering stare so intense that I quickly lost my nerve and scuttled past him, eyes...
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10, Harar, Ethiopia
Commerce spills out of alleys and backstreets onto virtually every public space in and around Harar's medieval walled city (also known as Jugol). At the far end of the Christian Market, which is loosely centered around Showa Gate, there is a line...
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Harar, Ethiopia
After weeks of cheap hostels and semi-clean guesthouse, Rewda Guesthouse in Harar came as a welcome change. An old Harari house in the center of old town Harar is a gem. The house only has three rooms and there are delicious breakfast and coffee...
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Harar, Ethiopia, is a magical place for those who like aimless wandering and getting a bit lost. We strolled through Jugol, the medieval walled city at the heart of Harar, for a few days, straying down alleys and up winding lanes, but one of the...