Monastery Hopping in Bahir Dar

The town of Bahir Dar lies on the shores of Lake Tana in Northern Ethiopia.  The region is home to hundreds of monasteries, many of which are located on small islands sprinkled across the lake.

I spent Christmas Eve rowing from one small island to the next, chatting with friendly monks, sipping on Ethiopian coffee, admiring the brightly coloured art that adorns the monasteries, and thumbing through 800 year-old texts written on goatskin.

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4 responses to “Monastery Hopping in Bahir Dar”

  1. William Kelly says :

    Thank you for posting, I always enjoy them. Hope you had a Happy Christmas even though you were away from home. Wishing you nothing but the best for the New Year!!!
    Bill

  2. hello100blog says :

    Reblogged this on Hello100blog.

  3. artsdevivre says :

    What fabulous photos!

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