Tag Archives: Africa

Watamu

No electricity or internet connection has made it difficult to update, but here are a few photos from Watamu. Tonight we catch the night train from Mombasa to Nairobi. Should be interesting for New Years.

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Mombasa

First of all, I found Mombasa to be not very interesting to photograph so there isn’t a lot to pick from for this update. The town feels past its prime and although there are some interesting points, there aren’t as … Continue reading

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Nairobi

Last night, we caught an evening flight from Addis to Nairobi. Most of what we read told us to be extremely cautious in town, to get out as soon as possible and don’t go out walking after dark. We got … Continue reading

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Leaving Ethiopia

Boxing day meant it was time to leave Ethiopia. We enjoyed our time immensely. The people were some of the friendliest we’ve met and the culture is fascinating. The idea of coming back and hiking from one remote village to … Continue reading

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Lalibela

At some point in Lalibela the idea of building churches up from the ground stopped making sense and instead, it was decided that they should be carved out of solid rock. There are 11 churches (depending on how you count) … Continue reading

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Axum

This morning we flew to Axum, the ancient political and religious capital. The main draw to the town these days are the stelae (granite obelisks) dating from around 400 CE. The tallest currently standing is 25 meters tall and weighs … Continue reading

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Bahir Dar (part 2)

On our second day in Bahir Dar, we visited three monasteries on Lake Tana built between 900 and 1300 CE. Each was on a separate island. It was about an hour boat ride to the first and although they didn’t … Continue reading

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