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Atop Mount Entoto in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

31 Oct 2019 2 minute read 1 comment joshman

For this blog post we return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  For such a large city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia doesn't have a whole lot to offer in terms of tourist activities.  You could see most of what the city has to offer in just a few days. Mount Entoto,...

Saying Goodbye To Gondar, Ethiopia

3 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments joshman

In this post, I'll be wrapping up my trip to Gondar, Ethiopia. If you haven't had the opportunity, be sure to check out my other posts from around Ethiopia. This particular trip doesn't rank very high on my list of favorites. That said, I am still th...

A Foggy Hike Near Gondar, Ethiopia

3 Oct 2019 2 minute read 1 comment joshman

When it comes to traveling in Ethiopia, the weather can vary from hour to hour during the rainy season. But like I always say when it comes to traveling on short trips, you take what it gives you. We embarked on this hiking trip near the village of K...

The Debre Birhan Selassie Church, Ethiopia

29 Sep 2019 2 minute read 1 comment joshman

In case you missed them, please be sure to check out my previous blog posts from the northern Ethiopian cities of Gondar and Lalibela. Debre Birhan Selassie is located in Gondar, Ethiopia, and built during the reign of Iyasu II in the 18th century. I...

The Palace Of Fasiledes' Bath, Ethiopia

26 Sep 2019 2 minute read 2 comments joshman

If you missed my previous blogs about nearby Fasil Ghebbi, be sure to check them out. The history of those buildings are intertwined with this one. Located about 2.5 kilometers from Fasil Ghebbi in Gondar, Ethiopia, is Fasiledes' Bath. It was built d...

The Castles Of Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia (Part 4)

24 Sep 2019 1 minute read 0 comments joshman

The is the 4th and final installment of our exploration of Fasil Ghebbi.  Please refer to parts 1 through 3 if you missed them.   In this part we will explore some additional palaces built by later rulers of the Solomonic dynasty. 1: Mentewab's Ca...

The Castles Of Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia (Part 3)

23 Sep 2019 2 minute read 2 comments joshman

In case you missed my previous posts about Fasil Ghebbi, be sure to take a look at Part 1 and 2. In this post we will continue to explore the grounds and look at the castles we explored previously from a more creative perspective.  We will also exami...

The Castles Of Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia (Part 2)

20 Sep 2019 1 minute read 4 comments joshman

In case you missed my previous post about Fasil Ghebbi, be sure to take a look at Part 1. Continuing on from Fasilides' castle we'll take a look at some other features of the compound, including buildings commissioned by his son Yohannes I, and grand...

The Castles Of Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia (Part 1)

20 Sep 2019 2 minute read 4 comments joshman

Fasil Ghebbi is a large royal compound located in the heart of Gondar City in Northern Ethiopia. Gondar is a short domestic flight from the modern capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. It contains several buildings built over the course of the 16th-17th...

Ten Photos From Lalibela Town, Ethiopia

19 Sep 2019 2 minute read 5 comments joshman

This will be my closing blog entry from my trip to Lalibela. I had some more photos from about town I wanted to share, but they didn't really have a central theme besides that. Despite the rainy weather, this was one of those trips where everything j...