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.