Day7 – Crossing the Simien Mountains to Axum


Coming down from the park highlands on a very curvy road reminded me of the roads on Mt. Tam. Switchback after switchback after switchback.

Today we crossed seven mountain ranges in a tiring drive that was meant to take 10 hours. We encountered extensive road work which drew out our trip for a couple more hours.

Day5 – Afternoon Gondar to Simien Mts

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.