Friday, May 6, 2011
The journey north began in Addis Ababa. Crowded, cosmopolitan, and a whole lot of fun (great food too!)
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).
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.
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