October 4, 2018

Mount Zuqualla

Mount Zuqualla (also spelled Zuquala or Chuqqaala) is an extinct volcano in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Situated in Ada’a Chukala woreda of the (East) Shewa […]
October 4, 2018

Semien Mountains

The Semien Mountains (Amharic: ስሜን ተራሮች) (or Səmen; also spelled Simien and Simen), in northern Ethiopia, north east of Gondar in Amhara region, are part of […]
October 4, 2018

Bale Mountain

The Bale Mountains (also known as the Urgoma Mountains), in the Oromia Region of southeast Ethiopia, south of the Awash River, are part of the Ethiopian Highlands. They include Tullu Demtu, the second-highest mountain in […]
October 4, 2018

Ras Dashan

Ras Dejen (alternatively Ras Dashan Ge’ez: ራስ ደጀን rās dejen or ራስ ዳሸን rās dashen, Amharic “head guard”) is the highest mountain in Ethiopia and tenth […]
October 4, 2018

Meskal- FINDING THE TRUE CROSS OF CHRIST

Meskal is second in importance only to Timket and has been celebrated for over 1,600 years. The word actually means “cross” and the feast commemorates when […]
October 3, 2018

Ashenda Festival

Ashenda or Shadey (Amharic: አሸንድዮ, Tigrinya: ኣሸንዳ, Agaw language: ሻደይ) is a festival celebrated in August (G.C.) in the Tigray and Amhara regions of Ethiopia, and in neighbouring Eritrea.  Ashenda marks the end of a two-week-long fast known as Filseta (Ge’ez: ጾመ-ፍልሰታ) […]
October 3, 2018

Timket Ethiopian Epiphany

It’s a three-day affair and all the ceremonies are conducted with great pomp. The eve of Timket (18 January) is called Ketera. On this day the […]
October 2, 2018

The Rift Valley

The Rift Valley is a chain of seven lakes – each with its own distinct feel.  The passage includes wonderful lakes, hot springs, and lots of […]
October 2, 2018

Lalibela

Lalibela pretty much blows the mind of everyone who visits.  This medieval settlement was designed to be a kind of second Jerusalem and modern day inhabitants […]