From June, 2016

My amazing two month stay in Bahir Dar

I spent almost two months in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia towards the end of 2015 as part of my medical elective. It is a beautiful city – the capital of Amhara (one of the regions/states in Ethiopia). The source of the blue Nile; beautiful Lake Tana is the big tourist draw. The lake is inhabited by island…

Gondar

Gondar is known as Africa’s Camelot because of its impressive castles. It was the capital of Ethiopia and the residence of its kings and queens. Our tour of Gondar started at a church. However this is not just any church, Debra Birhan Selaisse is an UNESCO world heritage site. According to local legend the vibrant paintings and…

Lalibela

Driving up from the airport to the holy city of Lalibela was – you guessed it – another mountain road. Stunning sandy mountainous landscape. The roads were very good most of the way. The presence of new investment from the chinese was heavily felt. We drove past a resettlement village where people who lived around…