Absolutely unique
Ethiopia is a very mountainous country and most of it is located on a very high altitude. This Ethiopian plateau suddenly halts close to the Eritrean border as it comes close to the shore of the Red Sea. The Simien Mountains, which are the northernmost Mountains of the Ethiopian plateau, abruptly drop around 2000 meters...
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"Camels only" parking with a perfectly well parked item in the foreground ;)
We all love to travel to places which call themselves the end of the world. Let me present you yet another one – Harar. Never heard of it? Then read further to learn more about this surprising place. Living in Europe or in North America you are most likely used to the fact that when...
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Ethiopian cuisine
Although most of Subsaharan Africa is not known for refined kitchen, Ethiopian cuisine does significantly stand out and is easily distinguishable. It is not world renown and you most likely have no clue what does it look like. That is exactly why I’ll be more than glad to familiarise you with it.   Coffee Before...
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The Nile is the second the longest river in the world. For centuries it was considered the longest one. It was considered not only a river – there was always some kind of mystery and magic in it. The ancient Egyptians deified it and worshipped it. Other civilisations living along its banks worshipped it as...
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Axum stela
“The queen of Sheba came to Jerusalem “with a very great retinue, with camels bearing spices, and very much gold, and precious stones” (I Kings 10:2). “Never again came such an abundance of spices” (10:10; II Chron. 9:1–9) as those she gave to Solomon. She came “to prove him with hard questions,” which Solomon answered...
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St George rock-hewn church
To describe that Lalibela is a magical place is an understatement. It’s beyond magic. It is a place one has to visit in order to feel it’s uniqueness. Once you are there, you are immediately transferred several centuries back into the times where pilgrims travelled from far and with great effort to finally arrive after...
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