After the festival, we had breakfast back at the hotel, then visited the castles in Gondar.
These castles were built in the 17th century by a series of kings who had been influenced by the Portuguese. During World War II, the Italians used the castles as an administrative center. Unfortunately, British bombs destroyed some of the castle structure during the war.
It’s still dark when we arrive at the castle where the Timket ceremony takes place. It’s 3:30 am. We climb up a very precarious bleacher made of eucalyptus poles that bend under our weight. Fortunately it is dark, and we cannot see the danger.Our guide buys candles for us,
Up early this morning to drive to Gondar for the Timket Festival. On the way we see farmers, herders…