Ethiopia, April-May 2012:
Mekele-to-Lalibela-to-Debark trek (page 4 of 17)

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Between Samre and WP #5 (beginning of the lowlands)

Typical Orthodox church

Lowlands

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Lowlands

Rock formation before reaching WP #5

Between WP #5 and #6 (still in the lowlands)

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Termite mound

My support team:

Carrying bags on heads or shoulders over several successive days is very strenuous. Later we often had to hire local porters or donkeys for the day.

Village between WP #5 and #6:

Lalibela is still 195km away by the dust road

A rare River

Armed groups of people:

We encountered a number of them during the trek. Most seem to be government-appointed militias

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More lowlands between WP #5 and #6

Keeping children under control at WP #6 (Sara):

Here Mulat sets up games and distributes Obama pens to the winners (every child is eventually a winner and gets a pen!)


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