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Today, we spend the day exploring Axum- home to the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant. Axum was actually named after Noah's great grandson Aksumawi in the 2nd century BC. Legend has it he was replaced by a snake who took power for 400 years and was kept alive by the villagers who fed it milk and virgins. He was eventually killed by Angabo who then married the Queen of Sheba. We first visit the Obelisk of Axum from the 4thc ad . ...
... the zentrum and bought tickets for the steam train. There, we met the couple who gave us directions!!! thanks a lot.
Molli, one of the oldest , narrow gage railroads, exited at Kuhlungbom Ost, lovely beach town. The train steamed through the countryside, have a wind chime to remind us of this great private excursion.
Yesterday we had our cruise critic Meet and Greet,met lots of interesting people. A couple who live in their RV and travel all over ...
The bus to Shire was only an hour and a half, so I didn't leave Axum until mid-afternoon.
There was a young soldier sitting next to me who chatted me up, showing me pictures of his family, himself in his uniform, holding his gun, quite a few of him flexing :)
It was dumb and sweet :)
When we got to Shire he insisted on helping me, so he helped me get a ...
... comfortable, which always involves spreading their legs wide, resting their elbows on your lap, and they'll usually fall asleep on you a couple times.
At one point, the elderly on either side of me were sleeping on my shoulders.
The bus ride was nice, it was good to be on the move again.
On the bus in Ethiopia you get stopped half a dozen times by police and army to check everyone's IDs.
Sometimes they just ...
July 12, 1013
After a week of sailing down the Red Sea, we docked in the Adulis, the sea port of the Aksum Empire. Many of my colleagues who have been here before informed me that this port is one of the richest and most important to our voyage. That is because it is here that we will purchase the goods that will fund the rest of our journey.
Upon arriving here, our merchants promptly departed for their ...
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