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... 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 ...
... hell. Lalibela was also our base for seeing a church built high on a hill into a cave. This was fascinating as at the back was a pile of bones and skeletons that were "pilgrims" but due to language barrier I still dint fully grasp why they are there but I plan to research it when I have more time on the net. Unfortunately I was not diligent and didn't write down the names of the churches and now weeks later they are blurred in my mind. In Lalibela there was also an AMAZING ...
... they run 'Tim and Kim's Village' which is an idyllic campsite and lodge accommodate on the Lakeside in a valley just 10 minutes walk from the main Gorgora Village. Angie has a tent, so camped, and I had a lovely lodge with its much needed own bathroom!
The next morning I was fully fit so we hired canoes with a guide and another couple and headed out onto the lake. The birds were beautiful - fish eagles, sacred ...
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