Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gonder, done dat

Gonder is the closest real city to the Park where we work. It is also home to Gonder University, where we will be doing some teaching this year. It is about a 2.5 hour drive from the park. We spent a few days there arranging things with the University. We also did a bit of sight seeing...

Fasil's castle! Gonder was the home of Ethiopia's kings in the 16th century--they each built their own castle. Several are still standing. This is the oldest and the biggest, built by King Fasil. Can you spot the kids? 

Elsa enjoying some incense. 

Coffee ceremony! Ethiopia is where coffee originated and they take their coffee pretty seriously. 

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