From the Copt Christian culture, Ethiopia is really rich in term of monastery. By lack of time with our Visa, unfortunately
go to the church of Belabela.
Most of the monasteries are around and on the Tana lake... boat ride compulsory.
the direction is good
the papyrus are carried across the lake by rowers. It takes a whole day to cross the lake.
Monastery of Debre Maryam :
the church is in the center of a corridor giving a shade
the monastery was founded in the 14th century
window angels keeping the museum
public transport on the lake
Monastery of Kibran Gebriel :
less rich than the previous monastery, this one is less touristic. It has a big monk
community, from the early age. Women are allowed to visit.
Go back to the boat...despite their long hair, the monks let Pollux and Titus climbing to
Scenery on the road of Ethiopia : rest of a tank not to forget the past, wheat drying on the road
Gondar castle is the first old house that we see from our entrance to Africa...
The church of Gondar is a wonder
monks in front of the church
exit of Ethiopia in the early morning :