Tagged With "Ethiopia"

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Re: Sept. 23, 2018: Lalibela—Ethiopia’s Jerusalem

DrFumblefinger ·
An absolutely fascinating place and something I need to see before departing this planet. Thanks for sharing these, Gilles!
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Re: Sept. 23, 2018: Lalibela—Ethiopia’s Jerusalem

Grand Escapades ·
Ethiopia offers a lot of highlights, but the Rock-Hewn Churches (Lalibela, but also Tigray) are simply breathtaking) You definitely should plan that trip ;-)
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Re: August 27, 2017: Ethiopia - Camel Caravans in the Danakil Depression

Amateuremigrant ·
Travelled hundreds of kilometres on camels, love the rhythm and simplicity. I also love the way herders of all sorts carry their staff across their shoulders
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

Marilyn Jones ·
The portraits are exceptional; well done!!!
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

DrFumblefinger ·
Another fascinating look at a rarely visited place, Lester, thanks! I've heard that the Ethiopians send their bureaucrats to China for training. Any evidence of that in your visit?
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

Travel Rob ·
Thanks,I love injera and it was nice to learn more about it. Great photos!
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 7) The Money

DrFumblefinger ·
I have really enjoyed this series Lester! Your insights are entertaining and often fascinating. I have always assumed that Ethiopia is a safe place to travel. Was that your impression as well?
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 7) The Money

Lestertheinvestor ·
Trust, but verify is a famous quote. Same thing here, safe, but be wary!
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

GarryRF ·
Ethiopia was always on the TV News as millions were starving - and died. Their drought continued for many years. But thanks to "climate change" the rains returned and Ethiopia is now self sufficient in it's own food supply. It exports much of its produce to neighbouring countries too. Climate change isn't all bad news!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 26, 2015: The Rock - Hewn Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating place, Gilles, that I had not even heard of before. Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 26, 2015: The Rock - Hewn Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Marilyn Jones ·
What a fascinating place! I had never heard of this unique church in Ethiopia before. Thank you for introducing it me to!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 26, 2015: The Rock - Hewn Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Grand Escapades ·
Ethiopia has actually one of them oldest Christian community in the world. You find those amazing churches in Lalibela, but also in the Tigray area (which I haven't visited yet... But will do in November) Ethiopia is one of the most stunning and rewarding countries I have ever traveled Cheers, Gilles
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 26, 2015: The Rock - Hewn Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Grand Escapades ·
    Legend says that King Lalibela returned from Jerusalem with the order to build a second Jerusalem. And so he did! Churches, as high as three-story-buildings, were hewn deep into the reddish colored rock, connected by short tunnels....
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Ethiopia Musing: 3) Time and Date

Lestertheinvestor ·
    I tend to be a bit of a time conscious freak. Consequently, I look at calendars and clocks with some regularity. You can imagine my surprise on Monday morning at 6:30 am when I went down for breakfast to see that the clock said 00:30...
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Ethiopia Musings: 5) Visiting the Rift Valley

Lestertheinvestor ·
  About 250-300 kilometers due south of Addis Ababa is the Great Rift Valley , a remnant of long forgotten volcanic activity from millennia ago. The person I had arranged the visit with offered to drive me down to the Rift Valley Lakes, which...
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Ethiopia Musings: 6) Lucy at the National Museum

Lestertheinvestor ·
  In the center of Addis Ababa is the Ethiopian National Museum .  It's supposed to be constructed as an Italian villa, although I am not so sure I see that.  Although it has been around for decades (1930’s), it was in the...
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August 27, 2017: Ethiopia - Camel Caravans in the Danakil Depression

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares memorable images of camel caravans carrying huge loads of salt on their way to market, much as they have for centuries.
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Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Amharic ( not Aramaic) and English are the two official languages of Ethiopia, although Amharic is the one most people speak.  While there are up to 80 different languages and dialects spoken throughout the country, Amharic is the working...
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Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

Lestertheinvestor ·
  The food is quite unique and tends to be inexpensive.  Something I noticed immediately, especially as a vegetarian, is the large number of Italian food selections on most menus. Mind you, I am given English printed menus, so who knows what...
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Ethiopia Musings: 7) The Money

Lestertheinvestor ·
As a finance major and the retirement representative for my group, I have a more than passing interest in money. I am not talking about “money” for the sake of riches, but money as a reflection of society. Specifically, I always find it...
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World's best tourism site? EU Tourism Council says it's Ethiopia

PHeymont ·
Volcanic eruption in Ethiopia's Danakil Depression, 2014       Photo: Iany 1958 / Wikimedia   The European Council on Tourism and Trade, an association of Europe's official tourism organizations, has picked Ethiopia as this year's...
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Sept. 23, 2018: Lalibela—Ethiopia’s Jerusalem

Grand Escapades ·
Gilles visits the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia during a period of pilgrimage, and shares the story behind them.
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Reasons why you should visit Ethiopia

David Mason ·
Reasons why you should visit Ethiopia Ethiopia is a culturally and environmentally rich country that is considered one of the world’s biggest tourist draw. It has beautiful natural attractions, great people and exciting traditions that will help you learn more about the country, Africa and the world. It has been voted as the best destination around the world by the European Council on Tourism and trade twice because of its unique blend of a natural and human environment. Ethiopia is home to...
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November 25, 2018: Ethiopia - Aksum’s Stelae

Grand Escapades ·
Gilles visits the unique and ancient stelae of Aksum in northern Ethiopia.
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Re: November 25, 2018: Ethiopia - Aksum’s Stelae

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating! I never knew these existed before reading your post. Thanks, Gilles!
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Re: November 25, 2018: Ethiopia - Aksum’s Stelae

Grand Escapades ·
Neither did I, until I decided to travel to Ethiopia, and discovered the richness and diversity of this country. Now, Aksum is a well connected city, with a good infrastructure. Back in April 2011 (my first trip), it was way Off The Beaten Track !!! Cheers, Gilles
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