Ethiopia is a land that has always fascinated the westerner. Culturally and geographically diverse, outstandingly beautiful, welcoming, yet with its secretive side, it has been a place that has drawn explorers like a magnet for hundreds of years. This is the home of Amharic, Africa’s only written language with its own distinctive script, yet there are more than eighty other languages in use and a plethora of dialects. The state religion is the Ethiopian Orthodox Church yet there are also Muslims, Jews and other sects.
Centuries-old rock-hewn churches contrast with the modern capital city, Addis Ababa. “Diversity” is a word custom-made for Ethiopia and this is one of the characteristics that makes it such a rewarding place to visit. Many come to the country in a spirit of exploration rather than for luxurious relaxation, this is a very different destination - inspirational and intriguing. Most travelers have heard of the wonders of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church and of the wonderfully colorful and ancient ceremonies and festivals. The amazing rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the Tigray Region are world-renowned and a glorious testament to the Ethiopian faith.
Suggested Ethiopia Discoveries
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