TRAVELLER’S REVELATION #133 ~ Cows and Kitchens

TRAVELLER’S REVELATION # 133

JINKA, OMO VALLEY, ETHIOPIA ~ JAN.2014

We’re eating at the local village restaurant that consists of dirt floors, toilet paper for napkins and rickety tables and benches. 

A full grown cow, very much alive, suddenly comes bolting out of the kitchen, through the eating area where we were sitting and makes a beeline outside. 

We pause for a moment, looking at each other dumbfounded. 

To digest not the food, but the reality that:

We are not in a movie and that this actually just happened.

A COW came charging…OUT of the KITCHEN…

Realizing the humour we found in this moment, the locals sitting around us start laughing.

At US. Not the cow.

Upon realization we return to eating our meal because it’s Africa and this is normal and we are the weird ones in this world.

I love this continent…

 

TRAVELLER’S REVELATION # 352

TRAVELLER’S REVELATION # 352 

No matter what remote corner of the earth you end up.

From the jungles of Peru, the beaches of Flores or the no-mans land of the Sahara desert.

Everyone knows Bob Marley.

EVERYONE.

When you see a 75 year old desert Nomad who’s never seen a TV in his LIFE, rocking out to ‘No woman, no cry’.

You know you can’t put a price on that shit.

Welcome to Africa.