Welcome to Ethiopia
This was my first taste of sub-Saharan Africa and I was a little apprehensive before departing.
I chose Ethiopia because of its unique place on the continent – the only ancient country never to have been truly colonised by Europeans.
A lot of the ancient culture still stands in the guise of rock-hewn churches and magnificent castles. Add in some spectacular landscape and you have somewhere well worth visiting.
Ethiopia is a developing country which takes some getting used to. But the odd hotel shower that doesn’t work is part of the experience.
Most of all it’s a proud, bustling nation that’s a long way from the harrowing images of famine we witnessed in the 1980s.
I’ll revisit Ethiopia soon with a post about its people.