Janet A Wilson

ETHIOPIA

  • Border crossing in Ethiopia, note the different script on the sign.
  • A young man was carrying hay alongside the road.
  • We were captivated by a woman’s voice echoing through the tin shack as she sang her heart out on Ethiopian Idol. The scene was a testament to the power of music, transcending the humble surroundings.
  • Farmers working in the fields.
  • The parking lot of the “hotel” in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is where we camped.
  • As the sun set over the parking lot in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Tom found solace in his book.
  • We had hamburgers at the Sheraton Hotel, where all the UN and NGO persons stayed.
  • The swimming pool at the Sheraton Hotel is surrounded by a high painted fence.
  • Women walking up the steep hill carrying firewood
  • Donkeys on the same road with bales of hay.
  • A waterfall in the distance on the Nile River.
  • Close-up of the same waterfall.
  • Young girl leading a blind girl
  • Young girl with a handle for God.
  • Fishermen in traditional papyrus reed boats. The boats must be dried once on shore.
  • Men we met who were herding cows through a town.
  • A painting in a church located in the Royal Enclosure in the town of Gondor.
  • Two of the eighty Ethiopian cherubs are painted on the ceiling of the Debre Berhan Selassie Church.

 

  • Meeting Mesfin our guide in Lalibela.
  • The church in Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was strategically built below the horizon to hide from potential enemies. Its unique architecture and rich history make it a must-visit for any traveller.
  • Looking down at the entrance to that church, which is accessed by stairs down.
  • A view of the top of the church.
  • Witnessing priests singing and chanting in one of the 13 churches in Lalibela.
  • Tom and Mesfin are resting after a busy day.
  • View on the road heading towards the Sudan border.
  • Heartbreaking tragedy
  • Amanual, our translator in Ethiopia.
  • Police in village
  • Tom, Janet and the police.