Ethiopia 2014: A Route of Biblical Proportions

By Brian Hoeniger (tourdafrique) As many of you know the 2014 TDA will be skipping Egypt due to that country’s current insecurity, and extending our rides through Sudan and Ethiopia instead. The new route through the northern Ethiopian tablelands, from Gondar to Bahir Dar via the Simien Mountains, Axum and Lalibela, will be particularly challenging […]

Extreme Ethiopia: ride rough guides’ number one country in 2014

Extreme Ethiopia: ride rough guides’ number one country in 2014

Source : TravelPR Ethiopia is Rough Guides’ number one country to visit in 2014. To celebrate, adventure travel company Secret Compass is launching its first expedition to mountain bike through the country’s UNESCO-protected Simien Mountains. (TRAVPR.COM) UNITED KINGDOM – December 30th, 2013 – MEDIA RELEASE: 30 December 2013 Extreme Ethiopia: Ride Rough Guides’ number one […]

Orthodox Christmas in Lalibela

Orthodox Christmas in Lalibela

Apparently, this was posted a year ago but still relevant travel account Lalibela is Ethiopia’s answer to Jerusalem. In fact, it is often referred to as “The New Jerusalem” and it even has its’ own “Golgotha.” The legendary town is known for its’ incredible rock hewn churches. It is a place of elaborately dressed deacons […]