Hamer village - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
Yesterday we met the Kara, or Karo; today, however, it will be entirely dedicated to the Hamer, one of the largest populations living in this part of the country.
Key Afar: Tribal Market - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at Key Afar, in the South of Ethiopia, and every Thursday there is a large tribal market, it is very important for the locals and there are among the different tribes who go here to sell or buy: the Banna, the Hamer, the Tsemay and the Aari.
Kara people - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
Ethiopia on the road - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are at Arbaminch in Ethiopia, this morning we wake up early enough, we close our bags and give them to the man, who is already outside our door waiting for them.
Ethiopia on the road - PhotoCredits: Romina Facchi
This morning we were at Addis Abeba, in Ethiopia, and we left to the South of the country, this itinerary will lead us to discover some populations, who still live according to ancient traditions, and also some natural beauties.
At 7.30am we are ready to go, we know Jimmy who will be our guide for the next few days; we load what will be our car for the whole tour, a Toyota Land Cruiser, just for a change a Toyota!
Tiya stelae - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
Today we are traveling from Addis Abeba to Arba Minch; we are heading South to discover some populations that still live following the ancient traditions that populate the Omo Valley.
The roads in Ethiopia are not always in excellent condition and therefore we must proceed at a moderate speed, also because in the street there is everything: cows, goats, carts pulled by donkeys, children and more.
Addis Abeba - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
Ethiopia: Lalibela - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
Today we return to Addis Abeba!
We are in Ethiopia, at Lalibela; this morning we woke up early, we had breakfast on the terrace, challenging the fresh air of the early morning, but we wanted to enjoy this view for the last time before leaving.
After breakfast we check out and then we leave; it takes about an hour by car to reach the airport, a few minutes less if you use an off-road vehicle.
Lalibela: Bete Giyorgis - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We had seen several photographs of these churches, but they definitely do not do any justice to this architectural masterpiece.
After breakfast we left by car, we are excited because we are finally here!
Lalibela - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi
We are in Ethiopia, at Lalibela, this town, located at 2600 meters above sea level, houses some of the most important and impressive architectural and historical jewels of the Sub-Saharian Africa: the churches carved into the rock.