Turmi is a village in the Southern region of Ethiopia. It’s part of the villages in the Omo Valley area, and naturally one of the hardest places to reach. The only public transport comes by way of trucks that you will wait hours to catch. In fact, the transport is so testing, people who live here would rather walk for hours on end than wait for a trucks/bus that may or many not arrive. Home to many of the Hamer people, Turmi has a weekly market on Mondays. One product available at this market is incised gourds, used by local women as shopping basked. Turmi is also notable for its traditional dances and the bull jumping ceremony, when Hamer men jump over bulls to prove their masculinity. My night here was very organic: sleep under the stars with the sounds of a billion shrilling crickets, and hang out in my kanga because Hamer tribes don’t dress much.