Saturday, March 7, 2009

The rock-hewn churches of Tigray

Just a couple of pictures due to really slow internet... but I spent today - my only touristy day of the trip - exploring some 800 yr old churches (a couple are more like caves!) carved out of the mountains here in Tigray.  There were even more cute kid encounters, and a lot of magical experiences.  As I told my snow-woman (is that a word?), it was a little like going cave exploring, but on the top of a mountain, with centuries old art inside, in a remote part of Africa that was only really "discovered" about 50 years ago.  Definitely one of the most inspiring, adventurous things I have ever done.
 
 

6 comments:

Sarah said...

so inspiring just like you! and yes...snow-woman is a word :)

Janet said...

I miss you son..what a wonderful blog. spiritual...and magical all together. I'm a little teary eyed.
see you in a few days...love you.

Dianne said...

wow. awesome.

Jenn said...

Is that the Buzzard's Pizza shirt I see in the last photo??!! So cool the experiences you are going through. I'm a bit jealous! :) Love you!

Eric said...

Yep!! Buzzard's Pizza, Ethiopia branch!! =)

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