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Ethiopia-Dire Dawa-Harar

I traveled a la carte (i.e. without a group, thankfully) to Eastern Ethiopia to meet up with the Ogsadey family. You know them as the Harar Horse exporter, who has had a strong relationship with Royal Coffee importers for many years. They offer some of the best Harar coffees, and have a mill in Dire Dawa where they do extra cleaning and hand-sorting of all lots. The central person in the MAO business is Abdirasid Ogsadey, a cousin of the patriarch Mohammed Abdullah Ogsadey, who passed away several years ago at the ripe age of ... well, nobody can quite agree. The sons of Mohammed Sr. are Abdullahi and Ledon Ogsadey, who mainly works with the trucking side of the business. Dire Dawa is on the rail line, and is the hub for coffee trading and transport to the sea containers of Djibouti. Harar city has no coffee trade, but the greater region of Harar, called Hararghe, is where all the coffee is grown that we call Harar. I learned a lot on my trip, and am indebted to my hosts, who had just started fasting for Ramadan and were miraculously able to drive around with me far and wide. I spent a time in historic Harar city alone, to give them a break. -Tom, September 2008

Note: Many of the images have descriptive captions ... click on them to view the larger image and the captions.

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Odd Freudian Quote.
Odd Freudian Quote.
Coke welcomes you.
Coke welcomes you.
Kids of Dire Dawa
Kids of Dire Dawa
Great Hair Salon Photo #177
Great Hair Salon Photo #177
Great Hair Salon Photo #189
Great Hair Salon Photo #189
Auto Rickshaw Driver
Auto Rickshaw Driver
Ethiopia Orthodox Church, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Shops in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Shops in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Great products you can buy in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Great products you can buy in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Dogs of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Dogs of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Chewin of on a stick, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Chewin on a stick, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Big lenses of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Big lenses of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Harar Beer ... not so bad
Harar Beer ... not so bad
Google authorized computer center in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Google authorized computer center in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Lem Lem
Lem Lem
Camels at work, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Camels at work, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
MAO soccer team in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
MAO soccer team in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Poser - MAO soccer team
Poser - MAO soccer team
Kids of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Kids of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Fully decked out truck
Fully decked out truck
Desert climate around Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Desert climate around Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Beer, in Muslim country
Beer, in Muslim country
Have a cow, really
Have a cow, really
Trying to brew away from the herd
Trying to brew away from the herd
Kobil, Not Mobil.
Kobil, Not Mobil.
Classic trucks of Ethiopia
Classic trucks of Ethiopia
Don't drive over a waterfall
Don't drive over a waterfall
The fake Harar gate
The fake Harar gate
Exurbs of Harar
Exurbs of Harar
Road into the old city area
Road into the old city area
Harar Gate
Harar Gate
Fresh carrots in Harar, Ethiopia
Fresh carrots in Harar, Ethiopia
What's up Girl?
What's up Girl?
Fresh Paint for Ramadan
Fresh Paint for Ramadan
Walkways/streets of Harar, Ethiopia
Walkways/streets of Harar, Ethiopia
Sandals made from Tires
Sandals made from Tires

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