Ethiopia: Encountering Rare Monkeys in the Clouds of the Simien Mountains. November 8th 2013 What a change! Women in public. Guys and girls holding hands. Beer!
The roads also changed almost immediately, twisting up in to the Ethiopian Highlands. The temperature was cooler too, which was a welcome relief after our time in Libya, Egypt, and Sudan.
We stayed in Gondar on our first night in Ethiopia. Like many places in the area it was well over 2000m above sea-level. The following day Jaa ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Lalibela 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