Hotel Asmara Palace
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... but were made to return it in 2005. The St Mary of Zion Church has a huge dome roof and was only recently rebuilt in 1995 after fires and other mishaps. Johannes voice echoed beautifully throughout. We were treated to some exquisite chanting by two of its guardians. The paintings are bright, and as in all churches show, the birth of Jesus, the crucifixion, the Holy Trinity, the 3 wise men , one of whom was an Ethiopian, and the 9 ...
At breakfast we met a couple from Bandera , Texas where we had gone on a city slicker trip years ago. We walked into town, walked back, forgot euros, another country, different currency. Found Bus 119 To Bad Doberan, BUT got off wrong stop. 3K from our destination in the outskirts, no one spoke English, we finally got a general direction and a biker gave us a short cut through a beautiful park, monastery from the 1100's, wedding , a memorable detour. We ...
He came in and washed his face in my bathroom, then I told him I was going to rest and he awkwardly bolted.
I walked around town a little, looking for food.
Shire is a town tourists stop in only when they have to, so all the menus are in Amharic and no one speaks English so it was tough to find food.
I tried to order foods I know are ...
... the most famous Rock Hewn Church, a monk came on handing out small plastic bag pouches with bits of rock inside.
The woman beside me made sure I crossed myself, then encouraged me to eat a little of the rock.
(I've since found out it's holy rock from the church, and you keep it as good luck and eat it as you need to, for spiritual support)
When I got to Axum I bargained hard for a tuk-tuk at a reasonable rate (he started ...
... precise about what we requested, and even more careful about the prices we were asked to pay. Because the kingdom of Aksum holds a virtual monopoly of all of Africa's most valuable exports, it is common for their merchants to charge much higher prices than what they payed. Among our purchases, we bought gold, ivory and various incense to carry with us and trade on our journey to the Indies.
Despite the large ...