Ethiopian culture

Ethiopian Culture: Three Facets – A Travel Blog

July 20, 2018
Africa | Julie Tetel Andresen
Title image: Sunset over Lalibela and a beautiful Ethiopian culture. Our visit to Ethiopia was wonderful from all points of view: well organized by our excellent guide, Elias Alemayehu, visually stunning and vastly informative. Three aspects of Ethiopian culture are striking: Ethiopian Culture: The Food I like Ethiopian food because… read more

Ge’ez Ethiopian Script – A Travel Blog

July 17, 2018
Africa | Julie Tetel Andresen
Ge’ez is the Ethiopian script in use all around the country. Ethiopia is the only sub-Saharan country to have its own script and it is hundreds of years old. You might be tempted to call it an alphabet, but it is really a syllabary, where each symbol represents the combination… read more

Lalibela, Ethiopia – A Travel Blog

July 13, 2018
Africa | Julie Tetel Andresen
According to Elias Alemayehu, our guide in Ethiopia, 95% of tourists come to the country in order to visit Lalibela. The reason is suggested by the title image – namely the remarkable churches carved out of rock in one piece. The work was done between the 7th and 13th centuries…. read more
Semian National Forest

Semian National Forest – A Travel Blog

July 10, 2018
Africa | Julie Tetel Andresen
Semian National Forest was a highlight for me in Ethiopia. Why? The title image tells the story. I identify with primates. Feet on the ground, grunting, lumbering primates. Other people identify with dogs, cats, horses, you-name-it. But for me it’s apes and gorillas … and then there’s me communing with… read more

Gondar, Ethiopia – A Travel Blog

July 6, 2018
Africa | Julie Tetel Andresen
Title image: Gondar Fortress, site of scenic ruins The next stop on our Ethiopia tour is Gondar, the center of power for the Ethiopian kingdom between the 13th and 17th centuries. Gondar: On the Way On the way from Bahir Dar to Gondar we stopped at the community of Awra… read more
Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia – a Travel Blog

July 3, 2018
Africa | Julie Tetel Andresen
From Addis Ababa we made a quick 45-minute plane hop to Bahir Dar to the north. One of the attractions of the area are the Blue Nile Falls, pictured in the title image. Bahir Dar: Blue Nile Falls A good hour or more outside of town we bumped along an… read more