107 Closing for the Winter

The Isle of Wight

It is strange to find that, although I have been berating myself for waiting more than half my life to reach this picturesque little island off the South coast of … Continue Reading →

10 Walking Molly in Margate

Return from Africa

Returning from Ethiopia after only a fortnight when some of our group will be joining a tour of the tribal lands of the South of the country around the Omo … Continue Reading →

45 Bet Giyorgis, best known and latest of Lalibelas churches

The rock hewn churches of Lalibela

Leaving Aksum for a short flight to Lalibela means that we have now entered the drier part of the country where acacia trees (some with goats climbing in them) dot … Continue Reading →

32 Lady visitors

The Ark of the Covenant

Christians in Ethiopia believe that the Ark of the Covenant, a casket containing the original stone tablets upon which God inscribed the ten commandments for Moses, was brought to this … Continue Reading →

12 Detail, stelae one


After a blissfully comfortable night in a real bed we set off to explore the Ancient capital of Ethiopia with Josh, an extremely knowledgeable local guide. (In fact, all our … Continue Reading →