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After breakfast, we transfer to the domestic airport for our one-hour charter flight to Lalibela (altitude 9100 feet). We are flying Ethiopian airlines, but we have a very American sounding pilot. Oh, I am loving the Ethiopia calendar. It's only 2008 here so I'm 7 years younger here! It's like having the fountain of youth on my side!! …
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My favorite part of the day was a visit to the Red Terror Museum. The Red Terror took place in the 1970s after the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie by Mengistu and the military junta known as the Derg. As many as half a million opponents were killed, imprisoned and tortured during this time. Our tour guide in the museum was himself a victim of ...
... getting into a big history lesson, I'll tell you that this river connects to the Nile River, navigable to Khartoum, Sudan and all the way to the Mediterranean. Gambela was a British holding for years, used as a port to move resources out of fertile Western Ethiopia. Nowadays, the battle is that corrupt government officials are selling off land of the nearby tribal people to multinational agricultural companies, forcing people off of their ancestral lands and "resettling" them.
... buildings that we past that we could not take pictures of eg National Palace, embassies.
Merkato is the largest open air market in Africa, covering several square miles and employing an estimated 13,000 people in ...
Lunch - beef pastrami with couscous, slow-braised lamb with rosemary served with garlic rice, seasoned ...