Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heading for the South - Odds and Ends

Our tour leader just warned us that wi-fi will probably be non-existent in the south, so
I'm going to write another post that I can download in Addis.
Dave and I celebrated our 36th anniversary the other night; we had a great Ethiopian
Feast and we provided wine and beer to all our fellow travelers!

Here is one of our (compulsory) armed guards on the bus in the mountains, getting his first exposure to an iPad...

These young boys were serenading us beside the bus with homemade instruments made from empty water bottles; of course, Dave bought one!

The national bread, Injera, is sort of like a soft taco; you use it to scoop up various meats and vegetables.

Camels in the streets...

Stone bells at one of the monasteries...

Old-style 2 story houses near the carved churches

We were in Gondar for the Timket Festival, the Ethiopian equivalent of Epiphany.
This is one of the biggest celebrations in the country, and takes place in each town and village.

Replicas of the Ark of the Covenant are paraded around and there is much singing
and dancing.

Our handsome Hungarian guide, Lajos.....

Location:Airport, Lalibela


  1. How very very cool, Margy! What an interesting world! I just love the hairstyles on some of those women. It's hard to believe that there is any corner of the world without internet. :)

    Happy Anniversary! What a "wow" way to celebrate! It sounds like you guys are having a wonderful, and fascinating, time!

  2. Happy Anniversary! May you continue to celebrate in such amazing locales, for years to come :)

  3. I LOVE IT!!! The food looked divine! Happy Anniversary! You both look incredibly happy and I can't wait to hear more about your adventure! xoxo