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On the road in Ethiopia

The road leading east from Ethiopia's capital of Addis Ababa winds through a fairly dry landscape of the Oromia and Afar Region, with scattered farms and small towns and villages like Adama (or Nazareth), Awash and Asbe Teferi towards the mainly Muslim town of Harar. Life is quite tough out here and you see young boys herding camels and women and children working in the fields. But as everywhere, people are friendly; they belong to various tribal groups, often distinguished by their dress.

Over Abijatta-Shalla NP
 
Transport in Adama (Nazret)
 
Along Addis-Awash road
 
Family village
 
Herding cattle
 
Bolting camels
 
Awash river
 
Mosque, Awash
 
Village near Awash
 
Women of Asbe Teferi
 
Two brothers
 
Friendly man
 
In Asbe Teferi
 
Farm near Kulubi
 
Galetti river valley
 
On a farm, Kulubi
 
Farm woman
 
Children on a farm
 
Road to Bahir Dar
 
Mountain road
 
Near Gohatsion
 
Blue Nile bridge
 
Abbai, Blue Nile
 
Dejen bus stop
 
Village of Dejen
 
Village boys
 
In Debre Markos
 
Bure bus stop
 
Mountain village
 
Tekeze Gorge
 
West of Lalibela
 
Over northern Amhara
 
Northern Amhara
 
Southern Tigray
 
Mountains of Tigray
 
Northern Tigray
 

Bahir Dar is an attractive town on the southern shores of Lake Tana, about 550 kilometres from Addis Ababa or a long drive of two days through Oromia and Amhara regions; the road enters East Gojjam via a bridge over the Blue Nile Gorge and, via the town of Debre Markos and the village of Bure, leads towards Bahir Dar.

Flying between Bahir Dar, Lalibela and Aksum reveals the spectacular and forbidding mountain landscapes ofthe Awash and Tigray regions; but everywhere are small isolated homesteads where people live as they have done for centuries.