Hotel Asmara Palace
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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 ...
... lack of road experience makes them highly susceptible to motion sickness. To make matters worse, we had a mother with two young kids in front of us. As already learned, we prepared ourselves for them to be sick repeatedly. With only two plastic bags, the mother quickly found herself empty handed and nothing to comfort her kids from hurling. Next best option - open the window. Unlucky for me - I was downwind, by the end of the trip the kids had puked ...
Aksum is the most important city for the Ethiopian Orthodox Christians as they believe that the Ark of the Covenant that holds Moses 10 Commandments was bought from Jerusalem and is kept in a small chapel in the grounds of St. Mary of Zion church. (Other Christians believe it is still in Jerusalem). Whatever the truth, Antonella a Catholic, was keen to seen the building in which it was stored. However, unfortunately foreigners were not allowed to ...
... tradition says she had a son, Menelek, by him who was born after she returned to Ethiopia (also called Abyssinia at that time). When her son became of age he learned the truth about his father and went to Jerusalem for two years to be with him. His father and he got along so well that the local ruling class was concerned that Solomon might name Menelek as his successor so they ...