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Travel Diary, Ethiopia, Day 1

Friday 14th October 2016 Hello, What a day… After an incredible journey through Andes style mountains, we walked along an unchanging path for 30 km to reach an incredible church, dug into a stone monolith, from the 4th century. Thirty thousand people were there as...

Travel Diary, Ethiopia, Day 2

Friday 15th October 2016 5 am wake up call to see the sun rise. Another day of initiations: a day full of realizations and teachings for us all. We are finding it harder and harder to tolerate certain unconscious behaviours from people around us who are very forward...

Travel Diary, Ethiopia, Day 2 Part 2

After our blissful experience yesterday, the idea of visiting another ancient monastery set atop a mountain, that you can only access by hoisting yourself up a rope sounded exciting. The landscape getting there was definitely stunning, but by the time we arrived...

Anecdotes of Wisdom, Ethiopia

In this country people still seem very connected to the essence of their culture. Nothing is superfluous, everything is made up of a richness of small rituals, objects and cultural characteristics that create, as a whole, a flourishing, open country. The coffee which,...

Travel Diary, Ethiopia, Day 3

Sunday 16th October 2016 Here we are, all five of us at Axum and we are exhausted but so happy and most of all, so in flow! Last night, we bought the white scarf that is worn during ceremonies and at five in the morning left off for the annual celebration of Saint...

Travel Diary, Ethiopia, Day 4,

Monday 17th October 2016: Our last day in Ethiopia. Since we arrived, we’ve see a lot of people walking along the road over very long distances; people of all ages…Elder men, on the whole, use a walking stick but instead of leaning on it they carry it! They place it...