Joel and I have just returned from the “historic circuit” of northern Ethiopia. This included visiting island monasteries, castles, and churches carved from rock walls. Beautiful!
Since we are awesome travel planners we didn’t realize we would be travelling during one of Ethiopia’s biggest holidays. Also, we didn’t realize that we would be in the city with the biggest celebration for one of the biggest holidays in Ethiopia. This was equally an amazing and terrifying experience. It was amazing to witness such a meaningful holiday – Timkat, or Ethiopian Orthodox Epiphany. It was terrifying to realize how much things cost when there is a big celebration and how many people are running around the street at all hours blowing horns into the faces of foreigners. So it was an experience.
Here are some pictorial highlights.