Travel Blogs from Aksum, Ethiopia

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Adventures in Flight II, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Adventures in Flight II

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Pretty similar to the last airport, but with a few more interesting tidbits.  Grant gave an American Dollar as a tip to someone who helped with our bags (you have to work very hard NOT to get help whether you want it or not) so as not to ...

Fleeced in Aksum, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Fleeced in Aksum

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... government was recommending. Oh well we lived to tell another day. We stopped at Yeha on the way home, the site of Ethiopia's first capital build back in the 8th C BC! The remains of one building we amazingly still standing, its stones fitting ...

An Archaeologist's Dream - Axum, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

An Archaeologist's Dream - Axum

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... , so we could not read them.   Next door was Queen Mary's church was a re-make of one of the largest in Ethiopia - fitting over 3000 people at once!  The acoustics were incredible in here, and true to form, the walls were covered with ...

Volcanos, caterpillars and x-ray machines, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Volcanos, caterpillars and x-ray machines

A travel blog entry by roberton

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... keeps setting off the scanner. We flew back to Addis Ababa for one last night then we got a plane to Dar Es Salaam. Time in Ethiopia is funny. They start counting the hours from sunrise so 10 o'clock in the morning is 4 o'clock in the their time and they ...

Eloise and Sam / and Eloise, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Eloise and Sam / and Eloise

A travel blog entry by roberton

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@ (alicia) We are just flying over Kenya and it looks very very nice and my mum and dad are trying to plan to go there to see Eloise and Sam but we don't know but we hope so !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¿¡¿¡¿¡§ from @ : 1 2 3 4 5 ...

In the heart of the Aksumite Empire, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

In the heart of the Aksumite Empire

A travel blog entry by vdc

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... deep gorges. As Aksum was the first town we visited without the company of our driver, we quickly realized that Northern Ethiopia is truly travel-friendly. Lines of hotel and tour operators are neatly installed at each airport, where staff is polite ...

Axum/Aksum, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Axum/Aksum

A travel blog entry by kyley

... .  Kibrom had been to Adwa before, but no further.   They were selling necklaces, but as it usually happens in Ethiopia they just started walking and talking with me.  They wanted to show me around, so first we headed to try Tej, local ...

Worst possible mountain road!, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Worst possible mountain road!

A travel blog entry by gary.rosewarne

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... over again... Absolutely exhausting for driver and car! Jabula did brilliantly without a murmur or grumble.... Happy to have a Landcruiser!! Aksum is a town filled with history. Some of the interesting sights are the Queen of Sheba's Palace, a church ...

Keepers of the Lost Ark?, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Keepers of the Lost Ark?

A travel blog entry by donna321

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After spending two nights in Gonder, we made our way to Aksum, a town in the far North of Ethiopia, very close to the Eritrean border. In addition to being the purported resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, according to Ethiopians and some others ...

Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Axum

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Axum

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Axum

A travel blog entry by finrod3791

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Lost Ark? Why, It's Here in Axum!, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Lost Ark? Why, It's Here in Axum!

A travel blog entry by eriklang

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... there wasn’t much to do there, it’s nice to know that I’ve seen the battlefield every schoolchild in Ethiopia knows about.  I’d reserved my next day solely for the purpose of seeing the home of the Ark of the Covenant.  ...

rock-hewn churches, Wukro, Ethiopia travel blog

rock-hewn churches

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... daypack. i politely refused, but he wouldn't take no for an answer, and bizarrely, a bit of a tussle ensued. Only in Ethiopia. i began to suspect that this man thought he was guiding me to Negash and would eventually ask for money. This suspicion was ...

switchbacks, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

switchbacks

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... move any earth, just followed the natural contours, which makes for slow going but has some of the appeal of walking. Even in Ethiopia, they're not building them like this any more. Before and after Adi Arkay the skyline was dominated by a fantastic ...

Adigrat, Adigrat, Ethiopia travel blog

Adigrat

A travel blog entry by lilti

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Often the only walk through town that I have is the one first thing in the morning when I travel from my hotel to Mama Buzu's. Sometimes later on in the day I feign hurry in something and no servent can free themselves from the task at hand to accompany ...

Aksum, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Aksum

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... ancient sites in sub-Saharan and a UNSECO designated world heritage site that is filled with mystery, located in north of Ethiopia.  The Aksum Kingdom rose around 400 BC which flourished due to trade and set the tone for Ethiopia's future spiritual, ...

give me trousers, Megab, Ethiopia travel blog

give me trousers

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... a lift from a UN vehicle (refuting Paul Theroux's assertion that this never happens). Matieu from Holland and yarid from Mekele (Ethiopia) were UN personnel, and Iliana from San Francisco was a tourist and friend. We were going to the same place, Maryam ...

Visiting historical Axum (or Aksum), Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Visiting historical Axum (or Aksum)

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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Axum is supposed to be one of the highlights of the historical circuit in Ethiopia, so I went there for a day and had a look around. The stelae are definitely the most impressing of all the sights in Axum. Apart from it there are some tombs, a giant ...

revolving door, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

revolving door

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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Travelling here is a bit like work, in that you need a day or two off each week. (Although it's more interesting than most jobs). I was exhausted and sniffling after our two-day excursion, so I rested, read, wrote, planned, and got a haircut. They closed ...

Fesitival in Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Fesitival in Axum

A travel blog entry by miles1

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... biker. I am sure every one is getting sick of me saying that “it is the best days riding yet”. Northern Ethiopia is unbelievable. 380Ks on a road that takes you up to around 3000 meters and down to around 1800 meters at least 6 times today. ...

Obelisque, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Obelisque

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Les italiens en avaient ramené un chez eux, mais ils ont du le rendre, il s'agit des obélisque de la civilisation axumite. Pouvant faire un mètre de hauteur et non sculpté pour les moins beaux, les plus spectaculaire font 24m de hauteur avec des ...

Capitale du Tigray, Mek’elē, Ethiopia travel blog

Capitale du Tigray

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Il s'agit d une bonne base pour voir les églises sculptées dans la roche. Églises si bien cachées que les envahisseurs musulmans ou explorateurs non pas vues. Les prêtres sont épouvantables, demandant de l argent à tout va. Et si on refuse de ...

Aksum, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Aksum

A travel blog entry by trish_and_kevin

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From Gonder it was an 11 hour 'rickety bus' drive across some of the most picturesque mountains in Ethiopia. The road was built by the Italians in the 1930's and it reminded us of the winding roads with hairpin bends and vertigo inducing drops in South ...

Dar Es Salaam and Mafia Island, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Dar Es Salaam and Mafia Island

A travel blog entry by roberton

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We stayed one night in Dar and visited the National museum. We saw the fish they thought was extinct and hasn't changed from the dinosaur times and actually still exists, a Coelocanth. It is believed the Coelocanth survived the humongous meteorite that ...

Aksum, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Aksum

A travel blog entry by andrewsinclair

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... standing since being erected.  The 5th stelae standing at 27m is the one that was stolen by the Italians during their occupation of Ethiopia.  It was returned a few years ago, but was only erected just over a year ago - it has been washed by the ...

Happy Thanksgiving!, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Happy Thanksgiving!

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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Beautiful day in Axum, Ethiopia – probably a high in the lower 90s; sunny, clear blue sky. We had a very non-typical Thanksgiving but we did try to keep some traditions.  First we had an early dinner (around 4:30 pm).  No turkey but we ...

No Money, No Honey, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

No Money, No Honey

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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There is a buzz around Axum that you can feel – this weekend is the largest holiday in Axum: the Feast of St. Mary of Zion. The focus on this holiday is the Cathedral of Tsion Maryam founded in the 4th century, home of Ethiopian Orthodox ...

Visiting a great ancient empire, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Visiting a great ancient empire

A travel blog entry by travelwithjorg

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... of the most important and spectacular ancient sites of Sub Saharan Africa and this is something not to be missed while in Ethiopia. Unless this great importance the sites are not very spectacular. There are various Stelae (Obelisks) which are nice to see ...

Falls, monasteries and a religious capital, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Falls, monasteries and a religious capital

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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... Queen Sheba's palace completed our tour of all the historical sites in Aksum. The cente of the religion in Ethiopia, it was no Lalibela, but Aksum was interesting. As we headed to our next highlight in Ethiopia, we had to keep on reminding ourselves how ...

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