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Flight at 0838, ordered breakfast in remarkably well fitted out airport then realised we had 5mins to boarding! Flight five, 20 mins across stunning mountain scenery to Lalibela, then stayed on plane and flew another 20 mins to Aksum. Hadn't had time to find accommodation so A haggled with hotel reps in airport. Decided on Remhai hotel where large …
... the bus the next day to Gonder (on which they wrote my name as "forengie").
He also walked around with me while I looked for a hotel room, which was more of a hindrance than help because we couldn't understand each other very well and were both confused by what the other was talking about.
Thankfully I found one right near the bus station- cheap, ...
... opened up, and everyone started running and shoving to the buses.
I don't run, so I just tried my best not to get trampled.
When I got near the Axum buses, a bus guy grabbed my right arm to lead me to his bus.
The guy who'd taken my backpack appeared and grabbed my left arm, to lead me to his bus.
There was a little forengie tug-of-war until I was able to get it across to the guy on my right that the other guy had my bad ...
... an afro?). Following the walk around the church we were shown a building that locals say contain the Ark of covenant. Unlucky for us (and everyone else in the world) no one is allowed to see the Ark, as it contains great power that would evaporate anyone into dust.
Adjacent to St. Mary's Church of Zion stands some of the worlds biggest obelisks, little is known of these ancient ruins, having only been rediscovered within the last half century. ...
... close, not even to take photos.
Aksum is also home to a number of stelae dating back to the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, each subsequent king trying to outdo his predecessor with something bigger and better. Underneath each one is a number of tombs for family members. They have all been plundered over the years, but as excavations are still continuing they may find some still intact. A bit boring really!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRemhai Hotel Aksum
Remhai is a nice hotel wich lies not far from the city center. It has an outdoor pool, which adds a great deal to the relaxation. The rooms are comfortable and have an satisfactory standard. Internet works with a stick in the rooms. Otherwise the hotel has an internet cafe, a good restaurant and souvenir shop.
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