On Monday, we took a trip to Debre Libanos, a famous monastery just north of Addis Ababa. Here’s a few pictures. It was breathtaking.
Our houseworker Amaru, her neice Aleema, and her husband Bezhega came with us (as did our neighbors and their houseworkers).
Bezhega, Megersa, Jeremy
Rebecca, Amaru, and Aleema
Standing on Portuguese Bridge (which ironically was NOT built by the Portuguese)
Our guard / gardener Megersa carrying Emmett
Rebecca and Jeremy at the Jema River Valley north of Addis (where the Portuguese Bridge is located). The River joins with the Blue Nile and then becomes the Nile on the way to Egypt.
Jema River Valley. It’s a steep cliff and deep valley.
These baboons are the same that are on the BBC “Planet Earth” series. Astoundingly they live on the sheer face of the cliffs, which they scramble up and down upon with amazing speed.
On the drive home.