Aksum – Former “Hood” of The Queen of Sheba

Posted by Pat on January 24, 2018 in Travel |

22 January 2018 I leave green, fertile fields for dry, barren, rocky Tigray. If there is one thing this region has, it’s rocks: a plethora of rocks on top of rocks used for building and terracing. Oh, and an occasional camel. Ethiopia’s Kebre Nagast (Book of Kings) recounts how Aksum was the city in which […]

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Gondar and the Timkat Festival- Celebrating the Tabots

Posted by Pat on January 21, 2018 in Travel |

18-19 January 2018 We drive this amazing countryside north from Bahir Dar around Lake Tana. The road wends its way up, as high as 7500 feet as we slowly travel to the medieval city of Gondar. Nothing earthbound goes quickly along these roads.

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