Explosive Exploration of the Denakil

About as far from winter in Poland as you can get, but a blog post so wonderful I have to share it. If the reblog doesn’t work, try this link: https://raisamirza.com/2017/02/06/explosive-exploration-of-the-denaki/

Raïsa Mirza

The Denakil Depression in North Eastern Ethiopia is one of the hottest places in the world. It is also a hotspot of geological activity where three tectonic plates are pushing against each other forming the Rift Valley. Finally, it is also the lowest part of the African continent, one of the lowest points in the world. Hosting an active volcano, colorful and strange pools created by geothermal activity and metals in the earth and some of the saltiest lakes in the world. Yet, even amidst these extremes, people somehow survive and thrive. It is the domain of the Afar people, who only a few decades ago might not hesitate to kill a stranger. Yet, these days, the area seems to be in the possession of better infrastructure- all thanks to it’s proximity to Eritrea. As new roads and industries emerge, the famous salt miners of the region are facing a…

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A retired Australian who spends a lot of time in Warsaw, and blogs as a way of life.
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6 Responses to Explosive Exploration of the Denakil

  1. raisamirza says:

    Thanks for the reblog!


  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    The link doesn’t work for me, it opens but all I can see is the comments but nothing above!


  3. restlessjo says:

    Hiya Meg! 🙂 Itching to know if you’re ‘home’ yet, and if everything went ok? Hugs, darlin!


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