Ethiopia, April-May 2012:

Mekele-to-Lalibela-to-Debark trek (page 15 of 17)

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Back onto the plateau above Tekeze river

Village of Chinamba (WP #23)

Orthodox monk in Chinamba

″It is easy to become a monk in one's old age.″ (Ethiopian proverb)

Sunset in Chinamba

Early morning near Chinamba

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Early morning near Chinamba

Village of Archwa (WP #24):

Here and previously in Chinamba, we had to buy water jerricans brought back by donkeys.

Sunrise in Archwa

Woman looking at the sunrise

Leaving Archwa

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Between Archwa and WP #25:

This was a steep climb in an area close to the Simien mountains, with beautiful escarpments.

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Church, priests, and nun (last photo) in the village at WP #25

"Singing ′Alleluia′ everywhere does not prove piety. " (Ethiopian proverb)

View of Ras Dashen (4550m):

It is Ethiopia′s highest point. Its climb is known to be tedious and the view to be less than remarkable.


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