Adigrat, Teka Tefsai Cluster & Mekele on Paddy's Day March 17th 2012 On leaving Axum, we decided we wanted to try visit some of the rock-hewn churches, which Tigray is famous for. We decided to get to Adigrat first and use it as a base. Unfortunately, a lot of the churches aren't easily accessible (one requires you to climb up a rope to visit), especially when relying on public transport.
By the time we arrived in Adigrat, we were too late to make it out to vi ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Tigray Region » Mek'ele Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more