We stopped for lunch at a nondescript restaurant (next time we’ll pack food from Gheralta!) and continued the journey on to Lalibela. I was travelling during the rainy season, and one thing that can be said is that they don’t get the monsoon rains one experiences in India. Here, the affair is far briefer but no less powerful. It was like a repeat of yesterday, the clouds unleashed another torrent of rain and again I could see local people huddling under sacks and makeshift shelters. Our driver was excellent and navigated the huge puddles that had formed. We eventually reached Lalibela in the dark. Incredibly my computer picked up a wifi signal, so I had to make the most of catching up on emails and gave the obligatory Facebook update. After dinner, I caught up on Euro 2012 football as Portugal were playing Spain, which was being beamed live on ETV. It was past midnight when Spain eventually clinched victory in a penalty shoot-out and I called it a night.
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