"It's a dangerous business, going out your door.
You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet,
there's no knowing where you might be swept off to..."
--J.R.R. Tolkein

Friday, May 6, 2011

Up North

The journey north began in Addis Ababa. Crowded, cosmopolitan, and a whole lot of fun (great food too!)

The piazza.

On the way up to the northern city of Gonder (12 hours by bus!)

And then, four more hours to the little village of Dubarke, near Simien National Park.

We went on a four day backpacking/camping trip through the mountains.

Our scout, Naga' (how ironic is it that I ended up in one of the few places in Ethiopia that requires an armed escort?!)

The Simien Mountains are home to the gelada baboon (a species found only in this area).

The view.

A waterfall in the mountains.

Then we explored the castle in the city of Gonder. (Yes, it's really called that. Many Lord of the Rings references were made.)

A wedding in the castle.

Arial shot.

Thanks for viewing!


  1. Wow, great pictures! I love the guy from the back...cool!

  2. Amazing. Your eye for photographs is wonderful! And these were with your OLD camera!!!

  3. Very interesting. I enjoy your blog...