Imatong Mountains, Eastern Equitoria, South Sudan
A former anthropology professor of mine enumerated language surveys of this area in the 1970's. At the top of a rather dodgy mountain road, he was surprised to find pine plantations, trout streams, and a beautiful stone guesthouse with a roaring fire in the fireplace. This whole area fascinates me: ecologically (situated between biomes), biologically (a number of endemics), historically (Samuel & Florence Baker and Emin Pasha both described the region), and politically (SPLA was headquartered near the area and John Garang was killed in a helicopter crash near here).
I encounter new places through reading and conversation that fascinate me every day. In 2012 I started this list as a way to track these locations.
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