Travel Blogs from Gonder
... meat firfir so I just had a coffee, which this restaurant didn't have so they sent a boy to another restaurant to get one for me.
We chatted a bit- one spoke good English, one spoke a little, and the third none at all, but they were friendly and funny.
There was a big rock on the cashiers desk and the guy who spoke a little English brought it over to show me, then made me video tape him while he talked about it in Amharic.
... In most of the churches I’ve been inside so far in Ethiopia, a tour group seems to take priority over anyone who’s actually using the church for its intended purpose, not that I agree with it, anyway maybe it’s an Easter thing.
Hurtling East towards Lalifax I got to know my new friends a bit better. Mikhael was a journalist combining an article about agriculture in Ethiopia with his own travel trip. ...
... people dressed in white robes, praying on their knees in what looked more like a Mecca-bound gesture. I can't get my head around the fact that everything is Christian, it seems such an intense version of what is my default religion and I keep having to remind myself that unlike in Muslim countries I have a right to be in these places, as a Christian, albeit non-practising.
Inside the church and a priest was reading from a book (probably the bible) but this ...
... My ticket gave me entrance to the large baths used by the city's previously resident monarchs, but I had more pressing tasks at hand, namely to send a birthday card, buy some nail clippers and to trim my beard.
All of the above could have been avoided if I'd 1. posted the card from Heathrow 2 & 3 brought my own nail clippers and beard trimmers. I managed to remember the charger for the trimmers but having rubbed this all over ...
... oh great these kids are working for their money" but the reality is by buying things from these kids encourages them to skip/ drop out of school to make money. It is a dilemma as I want to help and give back through tourism but there seems to be a catch to everything. The northern part of Ethiopia was all about churches, history, and scenery. Our journey started off with a gorgeous drive through the Blue Nile Gorge and a stay on Lake Tana (Ethiopia's largest lake) in Bahir Dir. ...
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