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Francis Tapon

#Author, #nomad, and #producer. Traveling to all 54 African countries 2013-2018. All photos are my own, unless the caption says otherwise.

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List ftapon's Instagram Welcome to #Ethiopia, where 2:00 am means 8:00 am. Their way of telling time is 6 hours behind the international way of telling time. 
It's not a time zone difference. It's simply a different way to tell time. 
It makes sense to start the day at sunrise instead of midnight. 
Still, it is #confusing. 
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Welcome to #Ethiopia, where 2:00 am means 8:00 am. Their way of telling time is 6 hours behind the international way of telling time. It's not a time zone difference. It's simply a different way to tell time. It makes sense to start the day at sunrise instead of midnight. Still, it is #confusing. #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram A rare sight in #Africa 
A 400-year-old castle. 
It's in #Gondar, which is near #Shire. 
Did #Tolkien look into #Ethiopia? 
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A rare sight in #africa A 400-year-old castle. It's in #Gondar, which is near #Shire. Did #tolkienlook into #Ethiopia? #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram The #Nuri #pyramids in #Sudan 
#UnseenAfrica 
We are driving from Khartoum to Ethiopia today. 
We hope to return to Sudan in January 2018. 1519992010001200839_51812775

The #nuri #pyramidsin #sudan #unseenafrica We are driving from Khartoum to Ethiopia today. We hope to return to Sudan in January 2018.

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List ftapon's Instagram The #Sudanese baby had never seen a white man and started crying as soon as her mom let me adopt him. Bobbing him up and down failed to appease him. So I disowned him. It was a short adoption. 
If you have a better #caption, offer it
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The #sudanesebaby had never seen a white man and started crying as soon as her mom let me adopt him. Bobbing him up and down failed to appease him. So I disowned him. It was a short adoption. If you have a better #caption, offer it #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram #pyramids in #sunset in #Sudan 
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#pyramidsin #sunsetin #sudan #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram Rejoice shows off her African roots by doing what most African women can do effortlessly: #balance things on their heads. 
#Sudan
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Rejoice shows off her African roots by doing what most African women can do effortlessly: #balancethings on their heads. #Sudan #pyramids #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram #waterbottle falling from the sky in the #surreal #pyramid filled landscape of #Sudan

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#waterbottlefalling from the sky in the #surreal #pyramidfilled landscape of #Sudan #unseenafrica #godsmustbecrazy

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List ftapon's Instagram With the #ancient city of pyramids in the background, Rejoice rides a #camel into the sunset 🌇 
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With the #ancientcity of pyramids in the background, Rejoice rides a #camelinto the sunset 🌇 #camelriding

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List ftapon's Instagram #jumping by a #pyramid in the #royalcity in #Sudan 
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#jumpingby a #pyramidin the #royalcityin #sudan #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram Dancing alone in the #Temple of #Amun 
Maybe it's the 45 degree scorching temperature or the remote location in #Sudan, but nobody was around. 
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Dancing alone in the #templeof #amun Maybe it's the 45 degree scorching temperature or the remote location in #Sudan, but nobody was around. #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram #Temple of #Amun in#Sudan 
I'm not sure why the faces on the statues are all gone. Seems like vandalism. Beautiful site though in the
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#templeof #amunin #sudan I'm not sure why the faces on the statues are all gone. Seems like vandalism. Beautiful site though in the #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram #Roman #kiosk in #Sudan 
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#roman #kioskin #sudan #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram #Eritrea, like Ethiopia, is mostly #Christian. We spent 2 weeks in this mountainous African nation. 1515090608464487713_51812775

#Eritrea, like Ethiopia, is mostly #Christian. We spent 2 weeks in this mountainous African nation.

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List ftapon's Instagram These Indian #orthodontists who work in #Sudan said the same thing that our Romanian orthodontist who works in Zambia said: "Black Africans have much stronger bones and teeth than white people. White people's teeth are soft, in comparison." In this photo, Rejoice is not rejoicing as they extract one of her 2 baby teeth that have been stubbornly clinging onto her mouth for 24 years. 
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These Indian #orthodontistswho work in #sudansaid the same thing that our Romanian orthodontist who works in Zambia said: "Black Africans have much stronger bones and teeth than white people. White people's teeth are soft, in comparison." In this photo, Rejoice is not rejoicing as they extract one of her 2 baby teeth that have been stubbornly clinging onto her mouth for 24 years. #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram I just re-read this outstanding book written in 1985. The author died 2 years ago. It's remarkable to see what has changed in Africa and what has not. 
Now I need to read some 19th century books about Africa to get an even more radical perspective. 1492653538651451715_51812775

I just re-read this outstanding book written in 1985. The author died 2 years ago. It's remarkable to see what has changed in Africa and what has not. Now I need to read some 19th century books about Africa to get an even more radical perspective.

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List ftapon's Instagram #tall #Sudanese guard the air conditioner. 
It's so hot in #Sudan that the "cold" water is hot because the pipes and storage tanks are nearly boiling.
I lack AC, as usual, but a fan helps, except when there's a power cut. 1490642322613797600_51812775

#tall #sudaneseguard the air conditioner. It's so hot in #sudanthat the "cold" water is hot because the pipes and storage tanks are nearly boiling. I lack AC, as usual, but a fan helps, except when there's a power cut.

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List ftapon's Instagram I'm at the #confluence of the #Nile, learning lessons from one of Egypt's most famous #photographers, @el.darwish, who is worth following on social media. 1489930655718403823_51812775

I'm at the #confluenceof the #Nile, learning lessons from one of Egypt's most famous #photographers, @el.darwish, who is worth following on social media.

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List ftapon's Instagram At the #confluence of the Blue and White #Nile #river in #Khartoum with a famous Egyptian photographer, 2 Sudanese, and a Syrian.
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At the #confluenceof the Blue and White #nile #riverin #khartoumwith a famous Egyptian photographer, 2 Sudanese, and a Syrian. #arabs #friends

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List ftapon's Instagram #wow The #ancient #Sudanese were really tall people. 
At #Sudan's National #Museum in #Khartoum 
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#wowThe #ancient #sudanesewere really tall people. At #Sudan's National #museumin #khartoum #unseenafrica

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List ftapon's Instagram Through dogged persistence and pugnatious stubbornness, I finally got a 3 month multiple entry #visa for #Ethiopia for Rejoice. It's hard for Africans to get visas to most countries, even other African countries. 
Rejoice lived up to her name today! (My 2 year visa was painless to get because I have a US  #passport.) 1487193340201917393_51812775

Through dogged persistence and pugnatious stubbornness, I finally got a 3 month multiple entry #visafor #ethiopiafor Rejoice. It's hard for Africans to get visas to most countries, even other African countries. Rejoice lived up to her name today! (My 2 year visa was painless to get because I have a US #passport.)

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