Travel Blogs from Hawzen
We left Aksum with an additional passenger to head for the Gheralta Valley to explore some of the monasteries. Our additional guest was a chap called Zane who is an American born Greek who works for global wine producers and checks when their grapes are ready for harvesting.
After a long day of climbing, trekking and hiking through the …
... The best hiking is days 2-4. When we woke up and were about to depart
Debark for Gondar, we were ambushed by a bunch of locals. They waited outside our hotel for white people to leave trying to sell us gum, tissues and other stuff, but when we refused to buy anything, they asked for pens, money, souvenirs, t-shirts. A lot of locals tried to sell us tours to the Simien Mountains here, but we were not interested. ...
Sat at an airport again and writing my blog, there seems to be a theme here. We are now waiting for a flight to Gondar to meet back up with Nala (the truck) and Steve. I didn't really know what expect from Axom but after arriving just before lunch, going to the tourist office and getting a map we sat down for lunch and made a plan. The archeological sites all seemed to be in walking distance do we thought a few that afternoon and the rest the morning after. ...
The rains decided to continue for a while into the night but luckily by the time we had packed up the tents were dry.
Whilst the last bits and pieces were being squished into the back I chatted to our super friendly and helpful waiter from Africa hotel who pointed me in the direction of a bakery, fruit store and pharmacy. As Axsum is such a laid back place I had no issues just wondering the streets and buying supplies. I managed to find ...
... bisquit like a broken record..
at the end I gave them a guava each and they ran away happy like at Christmas..
Next day I kept on walking and reached the foot of the Monastery that lies on top off this canyon hill.
There is no other way to get up there besides climbing up with ropes and the young priests help you from the top by pulling you up.
Also for this monastery they ask you for money if you want to enter the monastery ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Free parking