ANCIENT LAKE MONASTERY AND TRAVELLING COMPANIONS

Inside Ura Kidane Maret monastery on Lake Tana

Inside Ura Kidane Maret monastery on Lake Tana

We’re moving quickly and this is the first chance I’ve had to access the internet so I thought I’d post a few pictures.

Here’s one I quite like (above) from an ancient lake monastery a days drive and a 15 minutes boat ride from the country’s capital, Addis Ababa.

And here’s a candid snap of the team – Daniel, my guide, and Getu, our driver – both a delight to travel with –  sharing a tea at a corner cafe overlooking the bastions of the castle of Gondor, referred to as the “Camelot of Ethiopia” (though, as the guidebooks point out, it really does exist).

Next Stop: The rock-hewn churches.

Daniel, my guide and Getu, our driver

Daniel, my guide and Getu, our driver