October 2019
  • Day11

    Camel market, Kurkiftu

    October 23, 2019 in Ethiopia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    A *very* long day in the bus. Great fun seeing the camel market and lots of beautiful scenery again.

    Benjamin Cullen

    I would like to point out that this is not a camel!

    AC TC on Tour

    But it has a hump??? Actually, it is a camel market that also allows people to sell cows, goats & donkeys. This was a particularly fine looking cow.

  • Day10

    More rock hewn churches

    October 22, 2019 in Ethiopia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Abreha Wo Atsebeha and Wukro Cherkos are both near Wukro. They are semi-monolithic (carved into the rock but you cannot walk all around outside.
    Very difficult to capture all the hard work in a photo.

  • Day9

    Medhane-Alem Adi Kesho

    October 21, 2019 in Ethiopia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Our first rock hewn church. It is quite incredible to think of the years of effort that must have gone into it, patiently scraping away at the rock face. Photos don't do it justice.

  • Day9


    October 21, 2019 in Ethiopia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Visit to this pre-Christian temple built out of large blocks of stone and standing 14m high. Nearby is a slightly older palace complex which is still being excavated.

  • Day8


    October 20, 2019 in Ethiopia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    First the Stelae of Aksum. Then the Palace of the Queen of Sheba. Finally a visit to the church of St Mary Zion where they keep the Ark of the Covenant in an adjoining chapel.

  • Day7

    Road to Axum

    October 19, 2019 in Ethiopia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Very long drive from Debark to Axum. Over mountains, down valleys, across plateaus. Such stunning scenery.

  • Day6

    Simien Mountains NP

    October 18, 2019 in Ethiopia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Trekking across the park at 3200m. Lots of Gelada monkeys. And great views of the lowlands when the clouds moved away.

  • Day5

    Gondar sites

    October 17, 2019 in Ethiopia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    First the church of Debre Birhan Selassie with typical wall paintings and the angels painted on the ceiling. And then Fasilides Baths, as used during the Timkat festival.