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Historical sights:

Lalibela monolithic & cave churches - Unique, you have to visit them yourself to understand what unbelievable structures they are

Small roadside “churches” - these miniature shelters which could only fit one person inside to pray, each with their silver cross and icon showed a greater level of religiousness than the largest European cathedrals

Gonder - The architectural style was not what one expects to find in Africa

Other memorable events:

Filwoha hot-springs - the setting amongst palms was beautiful, but I have never seen such clear blue water even in a swimming pool

Swimming in Gulf of Tadjoura - relaxing in the humid climate

Eaten by flies in Gambella - it was extremely hot and humid, and the flies only left at dusk, to be replaced by mosquitoes.  Thankfully it was mid-winter

Wondo Genet hot-springs - lazing in this hot water - which at the source was uncomfortably hot - I was still able to see Sharpe's Starling - a lifer

Frozen on Bale - I have never been so cold in my life.  While it was still warm enough to wear shorts at 17:00, by 19:00 it was below freezing, and the temperature continued dropping.  When I woke up the tent was frozen solid, and I had to leave it for a few hours in the sun before it could be packed - even by 09:00, when driving down, I found one puddle on the road with ½" of ice still on it.

An Ethiopian trip: 27/11/1999 to 17/01/2000Giles Mulholland 31 January 2000

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