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"People don’t take trips, trips take people." — John Steinbeck (Taken on the road to Lalibela.) #EthiopianAirlinesPH pic.twitter.com/XQKcyayTNq
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Justice Kennedy's closing paragraph. pic.twitter.com/V3jZbFPAUg
"People don’t take trips, trips take people." — John Steinbeck (Rethinking life on the road to Lalibela.)
Inside of the Axum Tsion Church, I was lucky enough to take part in an orthodox mass. It was a weird, haunting, and spiritual experience. The ceremony takes three hours, and it's full of drum music and singing. A group of older priests chant prayers while young boys play instruments. The smell of in
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church practices a very traditional form of Christianity, and being here feels like being transported to another time. Ethiopia, my guides say, is actually the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion — it was the religion of the Axumite Kingdom fro
This right here, this little chapel beside the Saint Mary of Tsion church in Axum, is where the Arc of the Covenant is said to be kept, protected by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Only the holiest priest is allowed to enter this place, but a replica of the covenant is present in every church in Ethi
Our first stop was Axum, where the 1700-year-old Obelisk of Axum stands. It's one of many obelisks (or "steles") erected here around 4th century AD; they served as markers for the burial sites of kings. You can actually still enter the tombs and touch the stones. (Bones have been transferred, of cou
Spent two days with no wifi, no signal, and no power. Perhaps it was the universe's way of telling us to focus on what was around us in Ethiopia — structures dating back to the Old Testament, the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, rock-hewn churches built around the year 1187 (yet still funct
The food here is great! Ethiopian tradition to feed guests as a sign of friendship. IG/Snapchat: pepediokno pic.twitter.com/qvX9b46DAt
The food here is great! Had injera for lunch, and it's Ethiopian tradition to feed guests as a sign of friendship.
After 13hrs, finally landed in Ethiopia! Will be Instagramming and Snapchatting my trip: pepediokno #EthiopianAirPH pic.twitter.com/0l9IOHoZKF
First order of business, straight out of the airport: To have traditional Ethiopian coffee in the birthplace of coffee. For eight birr (20 pesos), a cup came with beautiful-smelling frankincense. #EthiopianAirlinesPH
After 13 hours, I'm finally in Ethiopia! It's an excellent day. A chilly 25 degrees. This place is surprising me already and I just landed. #EthiopianAirlinesPH
Love getting writing done on a plane. (Yes, longhand.) En route now to Ethiopia. So excited. It's going to be my first time in Africa!
This is how you arrest a white man who shot 9 people, and this is how you arrest a black man for selling cigarettes pic.twitter.com/HzhXjyY9jK
"What counts is being spontaneous, being impulsive." — Pablo Picasso
Next stop: Home
One more picture of the Arc de Triomphe from one of the best vantage points on Champs Élysées. Had a super fruitful five days in Paris. Till next time!
Every evening for the next three days, I'm going to be drinking on a rooftop with this spectacular view. I love my job.
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Vanity on copper etchings by Picasso
Picasso self-portrait totally looks like a cross between Bonifacio and Rizal.
Fighting jetlaggg. Took a walk by the River Seine. Add me on Snapchat: pepediokno!
Bienvenue à Paris! I almost feel like I never left— went from the airport to the RER-B to the metro to my hotel as if I know the place like the back of my hand. Here for a week to attend the Paris Co-Production Village for my upcoming film "Kapatiran" ("Brotherhood"). Can't wait to walk around the c
Bangkal thrift shopping for the new flat instagram.com/p/3oHzMhyG9V/
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