Danakil Depression (2 to 6 January 2019)

In the far north of Ethiopia, where three tectonic plates converge, Africa and Asia are ever so gradually tearing apart from each other.   Over millions of years, this has resulted in the Danakil Depression…

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Lalibela (30 December 2018 to 1 January 2019)

Legends say Christianity came to Ethiopia in 330CE when two shipwrecked boys were sold to King Ezana as slaves and promptly converted him.  The king made Christianity the state religion and by the mid 4th century…

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Simien Mountains trek, Ethiopia (24 to 29 December 2018)

High on our – Julie’s – list of reasons to come to Ethiopia was to see the Gelada monkeys which live in large numbers in the Simien Mountains.   The entry town for the mountains…

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Addis Ababa (21 to 23 December 2018)

For most people our age, the name Ethiopia evokes images of famine, Live Aid and the resulting virtual canonisation of Bob Geldof.  Thankfully, Ethiopia has come a long way since then.   Arriving in Addis…

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Nile River cruise + Aswan (13 to 21 December 2018)

Five days, four nights floating along the Nile River from Luxor to Aswan on a dahabiya.  It would have been paradise, except for those damn temples….. There is no doubt that the best way to…

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