Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Our trip to Gondar

Hey Everyone,
Well today was a big day. It's a holiday here so we were all off work and into a van for a 3 hour drive North of Bahir Dar to Gondar. We got there and Meskel was in full swing, 100's of people in the street celebrating. Our historical tour started with the Monastery, very interesting history, lots of artwork on the walls and floor that told all the stories in the bible, because many of the people couldn't read.
We then continued on to the 6 castles of the Ethiopian kings, all built in the same block of land. So many amazing ruins and many of them were quite advanced, including a sauna and swimming pool in one of the castles.
By the time we got though the castles we were all a little weary and ready for some lunch and the drive home so that's what we did! So a 3 hour drive home, a flat tyre just inside the Bahir Dar borders which was quickly changed and then finally home. Emma had dinner on the table for us when we got home and it was nice to be off the van.
We are all doing well and enjoying our time here but of course we are missing you all! Love Andrea.

1 comment:

  1. WOW WOW WOW can't wait to see photos of the celelbration.. I imagine it was so colourful... HOw blessed are you all to experience this and how blessed are yo to get off the van and how blessed are you to have a van at all!! hee hee... love yas. M