Ethiopia. 2008.

I was sent to Ethiopia with a group of tourists as an assistant to Jola, a very skilled tour-leader. As she was excellent in leading the group, I could focus on the vibrant and diverse life. As we drove through the North with a bus, I was allowed to sit on its roof. It was an amazing vantage point.

We traveled across most of Ethiopia.

I went back to Ethiopia a year later as the main tour-leader, thus I didn’t have the chance to take photos. But the change of life within that year was tremendous. Within a year China managed to pave most of the roads in the North and provide mobile network around the whole country. I haven’t been in Ethiopia since 2009 but from what I hear, Ethiopia has become an economic colony of China.