Jean ROBERT Nature and Travel Photography
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Last Salt caravan Ethiopia

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Afar salt caravans start for a hot and exhausting three-day trip from the salt flats beyond Hamed Ela through rocky desert and canyons to the larger town of Berahile where the caravans unloaded their salt. Every merchant must stop at the salt-tax collector's hut in the dusty enclave of Hamed Ela on the edge of the salt flats and pay a fee for each camel, mule, and donkey in his caravan.
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