Ethiopia travel video

Here is my latest travel video, of Ethiopia.  Primarily Lalibela and Tigray.

Ethiopia has a fascinating religious history and follows relatively strict, old Orthodox Christian practices.  The country experiences all-too-frequent power outages, has some unpaved roads which compel one to crawl along, and there is a bit too much of a “tipping” culture. But the countryside is beautiful, and despite its relatively large population, the country seems quite empty.

There are a dozen fantastic places in Ethiopia that I did not have time to see.  In terms of sub-Saharan Africa, it has some of the most fascinating historic sites, and a lava lake (which I did not see).  To crown it all, the true Ark of the Covenant (famous from such works as the Bible and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) is reportedly in Axum – but no one but one priest is allowed to see it.

 

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About liamhdooley

Liam H. Dooley is an Irish-American author living in Europe. He has a passion for history and traveling. Most of his time is spent touring the world, visiting culturally museums, buildings, monuments, and grand squares in search of knowledge and inspiration. As a child and university student he played the cello while studying international relations, and when he is not researching and writing novels or planning trips he immerses himself in current events and international affairs. You may learn more about Liam H. Dooley at his official web site: www.liamhdooley.com
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