Ark of the Covenant

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Stuart Butler ponders the mysteries surrounding the Ark of the Covenant. Overshadowed on one side by the modern skyline blotting Church of St Mary of Zion and on the other by the fortified old Church of St Mary of Zion, it would be easy to walk right past the small, squat chapel without ever realising… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Ark of the Covenant

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Stuart Butler, Author for Lonely Planet, ponders the mysteries surrounding the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia. Overshadowed on one side by the modern skyline blotting Church of St Mary of Zion and on the other by the fortified old Church of St Mary of Zion, it would be easy to walk right past the… Read more »

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Ethiopia: The Bale Mountains

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[Part 8] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   This was one of the most eagerly anticipated days of my trip in the South. Having read so much about the Bale Mountains in various guidebooks, and speaking to locals in Ethiopia… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Meeting the Mursi

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[Part 7] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   For the first time on this trip it rained the entire night so the roads were waterlogged in places and what was solid red road had become a bed of mud by… Read more »

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Ethiopia: The Omo Valley

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[Part 6] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   As is becoming commonplace in this part of the world, I once again woke up to sublime views of the lake. I couldn’t enjoy the scenery for too long, as we had… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Arba Minch

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[Part 5] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   Since there was a lot of driving still ahead of me I opted for the easier and less tiring option of flying to Arba Minch in the south. There are only 3… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Lalibela

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[Part 4] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival. I woke up to stupendous views of the mountains. I guess the clue was in the name of the hotel (Mountain View). Breakfast was good, and I was told that we would be… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Driving to Lalibela

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[Part 3] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   Woke up early this morning as wanted to make most of the views from Gheralta Lodge before the drive to Lalibela. I climbed up to another nearby viewpoint and looked down at… Read more »

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Ethiopia: Debre Damo & Hawzen

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[Part 2] This travel diary shares the wonders Ethiopia has to offer from North to South, and the experience of the Timkat Festival.   It was an early start today, as we had a long drive ahead. After a 6am breakfast, we got into our jeep and left for Hawzen, a small town on the way… Read more »

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