And yes . . .
Landing in Addis Ababa situated 2,400 metres above sea level on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley; we were “In Africa”.
Flying Ethiopian Airlines to Bahir Dar and driving to our hotel on the edge of Lake Tana, we were “In Africa”.
Travelling on dusty, bumpy roads through sugar cane fields to the first cataract of the Blue Nile, we were “In Africa”.
Sailing across Lake Tana with pelicans and cormorants as escorts, and giant hornbills to welcome us from high in the trees as we stepped ashore to see the painted church of Nagha Selassie, we were still “In Africa”.
But . . .
Driving out of Bahir Dar two days later through agricultural lands and up into the Simeon Mountains towards the Ancient Kingdom of Gondar, we left Africa behind and found ourselves transported back 2,000 years “Into the Bible”.
CLICK HERE to read the story of our trip to Ethiopia including Christmas festivities in Lalibela.
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