Live Updates: Ethiopia Explorer 2015

Date: Friday, March 6
Location: Labilela, Ethiopia

Another final and amazing day.

We are located on top a huge ridge. Spectacular setting. In town are 11 churches built in the 16th century
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Date: Thursday, March 5
Location: Lalibela, Ehtiopia

So, we tried today to find some camels to ride but it seems they were all busy working so no rides. We did pass groups of up to 20 though.
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Date: Wednesday, March 4
Location: Mekele, Ethiopia. 8 hours of driving.

In the pic you can see a local priest holding open a 500 year old, which is new here, bible at Yeha. Yeha is a site we visited today that was the sea
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Date: Tuesday, March 3
Location: Axum, Capital of ancient Ethiopia

an you say ancient? I mean, we were standing in the Queen of Sheba palace looking across the road at 3000 year old steleas', raised stones to mark us
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Date: Monday, March 2
Location: Axum, Ethiopia

Last nights campfire was a highlight. We were hanging out in a chilly night, under a super bright moon and stars. Baboons waking in the background.
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Date: Sunday, March 1
Location: Cheneek Camp

We hiked 4 hours up hill to over 14,000 to an outstanding view on a mountaintop.

The Walia or Ibex that is endemic here put on quite a sho
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Date: Saturday the28th - AUDIO POST
Location: Cheneek Camp, Simiens Mts. 12,000 feet

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Date: Last day of February, Saturday the28th
Location: Cheneek Camp, Simiens Mts. 12,000 feet

8 hour hike, high point 13,300

Most fabulous hike of the trip so far. Up we went in the morning.

We could lean over the 3000 foot
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Date: Friday, February 27 - AUDIO POST
Location: Emet Gogo, 13,000

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Date: Friday, February 27
Location: Emet Gogo, 13,000

Left from Gich Camp. 5 hour day hike.

Fabulous day hike. We hiked high in the grass, giant lobelia area to the last point on the ridge here
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Date: Thursday, February 26
Location: Gich Camp, 11,930 feet. 14 km today

Started sunny, ended pleasantly cool.

Yes! Saw the Geedale Monkey's or baboons today. Paul is in the picture getting pictures of the big m
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Date: Wednesday, February 25 - AUDIO POST
Location: Siemien Mts, Ethiopia. 10,700 feet.

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Date: Wednesday, February 25
Location: Siemien Mts, Ethiopia. 10,700 feet.

We drove about 4 hours into Northern Ethiopia to begin our 5 day trek. The Mountains are a high plateau with about a 3,000 foot escarpment. The trek
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Date: Tuesday, February 24 - AUDIO POST
Location: Gondar Ethiopia

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Date: Tuesday, February 24
Location: Gondar Ethiopia

Can you say castle in the middle of Africa? I mean really. Starting in the 1600's a series of emperors for 250 years ruled from here. Each son ha
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Date: Monday, February 23 - AUDIO POST
Location: Bahir Bir

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Date: Monday, February 23
Location: Bahir Bir

Trying to write this ind a bucking, dusty bus heading to the waterfalls on the Blue Nile. Excuse spelling.

Flew early to this town of 400,
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Date: Sunday, February 22
Location: Addis Abba, Ethiopia

All are here and safe. The plane was delayed for deicing out of DC. Kevin and Paul had their bag accidentally tagged for Bahir Bir where we go tom
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