As a documentary travel photographer who travels to countries where English is not widely spoken, ( and where it is possible to make cultural mistakes), we rely heavily on guides who can take us to places and ensure that we capture marketable images. We worked with Girum and a driver for a month covering 3,500km and travelled throughout Ethiopia, from Addis to the Omo Valley, on to the Eastern Highlands through the centre of the country and up to the the border with Eritrea. Throughout our travels Girum proved totally capable in any situation, his knowledge of all aspects of the diverse cultures that exist in Ethiopia was superb. His love of his homeland becomes infectious and his ability to make things happen is something to behold. If you are travelling to Ethiopia, ( and we hope you do ), we strongly recommend you engage him. He is the consumate PROFESSIONAL.