Turkana – New Year 08-09

SELECTION OF PICTURES FROM KENYA AND ETHIOPIA – DECEMBER 2008 – JANUARY 2009

 

Kibera, Nairobi - From the plane
Kibera, Nairobi - From the plane

 

Flying to Turkana - Mr Pilot? Ooops, where is the map? Where are we?
Flying to Turkana - Mr Pilot? Ooops, where is the map? Where are we?

 

Turkana Lake - Just breathtaking!
Turkana Lake - Just breathtaking!

 

Turkana village and traditional houses
Turkana village and traditional houses

 

Boats from MCSPA's fishermen project (like microfinance)
Boats from MCSPA's fishermen project (like microfinance)

 

Turkana homes
Turkana homes

 

The plane... with all of us, the ones who arrive and the ones who leave
The plane... with all of us, the ones who arrive and the ones who leave

 

Anita, an amazing girl with an amazing story
Anita, an amazing girl with an amazing story

 

Quick stop at a newly built church
Quick stop at a newly built church in Lokitonyala

 

How many of us can fit in the pick up? Many... way too many!
How many of us can fit in the pick up? Many... way too many!

 

Welcome to Turkana. Just feel like one more... hot and dirty... but happy!
Welcome to Turkana. Just feel like one more... hot and dirty... but happy!

 

Dispensary at Nariokotome - always saving lives
Dispensary at Nariokotome - always saving lives

 

Mobile clinic - bringing health and hope to remote areas and sick people
Mobile clinic - bringing health and hope to remote areas and sick people

 

Water dam - the difference between surviving or not
Water dam - the difference between surviving or not

 

Sitting with Roberto and the tribesmen in the shade
Sitting with Robert and the tribesmen in the shade

 

Turkana man, sitting in the shade. Probably half as old as he seems
Turkana man, sitting in the shade. Probably half as old as he seems

 

Turkana children having fun with the camera... Hey, I can see myself in the mzungu's black box!
Turkana children having fun with the camera... Hey, I can see myself in the mzungu's black box!

 

Another spectacular sunset at Nariokotome. Thanks Elliott and Robert for sharing such a special moment with me
Another spectacular sunset at Nariokotome. Thanks Eliud and Robert for sharing such a special moment with me

 

recovering the stolen goats... who do not want to come back with us!
The Goat Case I: recovering the stolen goats... who do not want to come back with us!

 

"Get in the car!" One, two, three... six goats!
The Goat Case II: "Get in the car!" One, two, three... six goats!

 

here we go... if we were not crammed before why not share the non-existing remaining space with 6 stinky goats! Leeeets goooeeeee beeeeeeeeee
The Goat Case III: here we go... if we were not crammed before why not share the non-existing remaining space with 6 stinky goats! Leeeets goooeeeee beeeeeeeeee

 

Turkana woman walking in the desert. So HOT!
Turkana woman walking in the desert. So HOT!

 

 

Turkana shepherd - Very sad to see how they are all trading their canes for AK47s?
Turkana shepherd - Very sad to see how they are all trading their canes for AK47s?

 

One day you get an AK47 "like everybody else", then you feel very powerful so, one random day, you just use it on your neighbour tribe
One day you get an AK47 "like everybody else", then you feel very powerful so, one random day, you just use it on your neighbour tribe

 

Marile woman carrying wood - a long way back home
Marile woman carrying wood - a long way back home

 

Marile shepherd
Marile shepherd

 

Silhouette of marile shepherd
Silhouette of marile shepherd

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Kibish, Ethiopia
Ethiopia

 

Ethiopians staring at Sushi, our german shepherd
Ethiopians staring at Sushi, our german shepherd

 

Running ostridges
Running ostriches

 

Omo river banks
Omo river banks

 

Camping in the middle of Omo National Park (apparently in the middle of the elephants' path!)
Camping in the middle of Omo National Park (apparently in the middle of the elephants' path!)

 

Preparing to camp
Preparing to camp

 

Buffalo sharing our little pond
Buffalo sharing our little pond

 

The road at Omo National Park, Ethiopia
The road at Omo National Park, Ethiopia

 

Why suicide animals always jump as we drive?
Why suicide animals always jump as we drive?

 

Half of the group crossing the Omo
Half of the group crossing the Omo

 

Franklin! Ethiopians asked whether we were brother and sister! Do we resemble at all?
Franklin! Ethiopians asked whether we were brother and sister! Do we resemble at all?

 

Surma woman, Ethiopia
Surma woman, Ethiopia

 

Surma woman, Ethiopia
Surma woman, Ethiopia

 

Surma woman, Ethiopia
Surma woman, Ethiopia

 

Surma woman, Ethiopia
Surma woman, Ethiopia

 

Surma woman, Ethiopia
Surma woman, Ethiopia

 

Surma woman, Ethiopia
Surma woman, Ethiopia

 

 

Storytelling in the middle of Omo National Park, Ethiopia
Storytelling in the middle of Omo National Park, Ethiopia

 

Thermites, I love those chimneys
Thermites, I love those chimneys

 

Taking the soldier along with us
Taking the soldier along with us

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Omorate, Ethiopia
Omorate, Ethiopia

 

Making friends in Omorate
Making friends in Omorate

 

Making friends in Omorate
Making friends in Omorate

 

John, from Omorate
John, from Omorate

 

 

Ethiopian girl at Omorate
Ethiopian girl at Omorate
Ethiopian girl at Omorate
Ethiopian girl at Omorate
Turkana shepherds
Turkana shepherds

 

Nooo... you should be fishing or with your cattle!
Nooo... you should be fishing or with your cattle!

 

Turkana woman with fish
Turkana woman with fish

 

Why does aid never get to this corner of the world but AK47s do?
Why does aid never get to this corner of the world but AK47s do?

 

Something is really wrong with this picture!
Something is really wrong with this picture!

 

these guys are FISHERMEN!
The world upside down: these guys are FISHERMEN!

 

A truly amazing and peaceful place
A truly amazing and peaceful place

 

The most inspiring place
The most inspiring place

 

Young Turkana fisherman
Young Turkana fisherman

 

Todenyang mountains from Lake Turkana . unforgettable
Todenyang mountains from Lake Turkana . unforgettable

 

Lake Turkana at sunset in Todenyang
Lake Turkana at sunset in Todenyang

 

Going for a swim in Lake Turkana
Going for a swim in Lake Turkana

 

Walking in the lake trying to take pictures...
Walking in the lake trying to take pictures...

 

On the road - slightly crowded? No, this is Turkana, there is still plenty of room!
On the road - slightly crowded? No, this is Turkana, there is still plenty of room!

 

Turkana man in Lokichoggio
Turkana man in Lokichoggio

 

Lokichoggio - children collecting plastic
Lokichoggio - children collecting plastic

 

Lokichoggio - Turkana boy collecting plastic bottles
Lokichoggio - Turkana boy collecting plastic bottles

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