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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 ...
Axum was once a mighty Biblical kingdom, located along the Ethirea border, its now home to the ArK of Covenant and a place containing the mystical obelisks (largest in the world). Alex and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to explore Axum, however we knew it was going to cost us... The only way to travel from Debark to Axum is through the dreaded mountain pass on a local bus traveling at 30km/h.
Excited to leave Debark, we ...
Leaving the Simien Mountains for Aksum the road is unpaved. It winds it's way through the mountains with perilous drops and hairpin bends. Thankfully I was sat on the aisle so I couldn't see the drops - although the frantic crossing of themselves by the locals told me we were pretty close to the edge at times! The Ethiopians are not good travelers, many suffer from motion sickness, so the buses keep a supply of plastic bags handy. Once used these are thrown out of ...
... at ruins that are purported to be ruins of the Queen of Sheba's Palace, and toured St Mary's of Zion church constructed in 1965 by Emperor Haile Selassie. This church is just in front of the ruins of the original St Mary's of Zion church from Queen Sheba's time. We also drove to the top of a hill where we had a good view to the east - we could see mountains in Eritrea in the distance.
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