90 Photos - Nov 27, 2012
Photo: Trekking in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Meskel Square, Addis AbabaPhoto: Macchiatos in AddisPhoto: Taste of Addis festivalPhoto: Guys on stilts at the Taste of Addis festivalPhoto: Taste of Addis festivalPhoto: Royal enclosure in GonderPhoto: Ruined castles in GonderPhoto: Stables in GonderPhoto: GonderPhoto: Castles of GonderPhoto: Castles of GonderPhoto: Castles of GonderPhoto: Fasilade's Bath in GonderPhoto: Fasilade's Bath in GonderPhoto: Near Fasilade's Bath in GonderPhoto: Fasilade's Bath in GonderPhoto: GonderPhoto: Kids playing in Gonder (still from video)Photo: Yummy Ethiopian food after a day of sightseeingPhoto: This is how our trek in the Simiens *started* -- and it just got better from there.Photo: Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Photo: Gelada baboons in Simien Mountains National Park (they're not actually baboons, but closely related)Photo: Annoyed geladaPhoto: Gelada in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Gelada blocking the path in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: More Gelada...Photo: This is how close you can get (they're used to people)Photo: Showing dominance!Photo: Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: near Sankaber camp in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: near Sankaber camp in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: sunset near Sankaber camp in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: trekking from Sankaber to Geech in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: trekking from Sankaber to Geech in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: trekking from Sankaber to Geech in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: trekking from Sankaber to Geech in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Gelada in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Gelada in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Gelada in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Gelada in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: trekking from Sankaber to Geech in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: trekking from Sankaber to Geech in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: trekking from Sankaber to Geech in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Klipspringer in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Jinbar waterfall - more than 1,500 feet tall! - in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Jinbar waterfall - more than 1,500 feet tall! - in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Jinbar waterfall - more than 1,500 feet tall! - in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Jinbar waterfall - more than 1,500 feet tall! - in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Trekking from Sankaber to Geech camp in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Narrow mountain passagePhoto: This was right before the mule fell on my Kindle...Photo: Trekking from Sankaber to Geech camp in Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Flight to Ethiopia = ~$1200
// Trekking in the Simiens = ~$200 total for 3 days
// Coffee ceremony for two in Geech village = 100 birr ($5)
// Holding a baby lamb = pricelessPhoto: Evening light with Geech camp in backgroundPhoto: Sunset near Geech Camp, Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Sunset near Geech Camp, Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Sunset near Geech Camp, Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Photo: Sunset near Geech Camp, Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Sunset near Geech Camp, Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Sunset near Geech Camp, Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Sunset near Geech Camp, Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: View from Imetgogo (12,877 feet), Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Imetgogo (12,877 feet), Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: View from Imetgogo (12,877 feet), Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Guide, guy, gal, scout -- at Imetgogo Simien Mountains National Park (the one time I used my mini-tripod)Photo: Imetgogo (12,877 feet), Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Trekking down from Imetgogo, Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Trekking down from Imetgogo (which is the peak in the upper left), Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Trekking down from Imetgogo (the peak in the upper left), Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Trekking down from Imetgogo, Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Trekking down from Imetgogo, Simien Mountains National ParkPhoto: Lunch in LalibelaPhoto: Medhane Alem church in LalibelaPhoto: Medhane Alem church in LalibelaPhoto: Ethiopian Orthodox service in LalibelaPhoto: St. Giorgis Church in LalibelaPhoto: St. Giorgis Church in LalibelaPhoto: St. Giorgis Church in LalibelaPhoto: St. Giorgis Church in LalibelaPhoto: St. Giorgis Church in LalibelaPhoto: Rock-hewn church in LalibelaPhoto: Rock-hewn church in LalibelaPhoto: Parade in LalibelaPhoto: Sunset from the path to Asheten Maryam (above Lalibela)Photo: View from the Cliff Edge hotel in Lalibela