Aug 6, 2008
Oromo not Omo
Apparently Sira forgot he is Oromo and confused the word with Omo. As in the Omo Valley, a virgin environment fed by the Omo River made up of many different tribes, traditions, cultures, and wildlife located in southwestern Ethiopia. The famous Mursi inhabit this land (you know, the women wear plates in their lower lips). This is a region on my must-see-before-I-die list. Jerry is less excited about facing the major moral dilemmas that go along with such trips. It's hard not to picture fat bellies, flipped up sun shades, and dull colored clothing awkwardly encircling these tribes in an obnoxious photo frenzy. Sira, however, is ready to go.