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At breakfast we met a couple from Bandera , Texas where we had gone on a city slicker trip years ago. We walked into town, walked back, forgot euros, another country, different currency. Found Bus 119 To Bad Doberan, BUT got off wrong stop. 3K from our destination in the outskirts, no one spoke English, we finally got a general direction and a biker gave us a short cut through a beautiful park, monastery from the 1100's, wedding , a memorable detour. We ...
... foul, misir wat, at two different restaurants, only to confuse the poor servers.
I found a café and had a stale pastry and a coffee, then found a juice bar and drank two avocado juices and called it a successful dinner.
I'd been warned a couple times that Shire is full of thieves, so I headed to bed after dinner for a cold shower and some RuPaul's Drag Race :D ...
... when it should have been 10!) then headed to my hotel- a nice sized room with a comfortable bed, mosquito net, table, and en-suite bathroom, where the shower unfortunately only dribbled cold water.
Typical Ethiopian hotel.
Axum is a quiet, dusty, colorful town.
Every clay house and business is painted several bright colors or else with a mural.
Horse drawn carts and tuk-tuks were the main transportation, the children ...
... towards me. Nevertheless, we finally made to Axum.
Our hotel in Axum was centrally located, an easy walking distance to/from all the sights. We began our journey with a quest to find St. Marry's Church of Zion - the theorized location of the missing ArK of Covenant. The church itself is not impressive, after morning prayers were done the Deacon was happy to show us around. All the walls were covered with Ethiopian biblical painting (Jesus ...
... 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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