Monday, 30 July 2012

Historic Gonder



We sat and chilled in the Hotel Ambarrass for the rest of the day and made arrangements with our new found guide. His brother who was a registered guide would take us out the next day to show us the sights and with the car, entrance tickets and his fee this came to 1800 ETB (£20 each).  I haggled from the original quote of 2000 ETB. It is such a pain and exhausting to have to negotiate over everything and you always feel you have been done over no matter how successful your bartering has been!

Gonder is a lovely place, with a bunch of castles built by different generations of royalty and it was interesting to see how different they were in design to other medieval castles we had seen, not only in England, but in Spain and Portugal.  I guess we are in Africa! and its influences are distinctly un-European!

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure!
Gondar, Ethiopia
Gondar, Ethiopia
Gondar, Ethiopia
Gondar, Ethiopia
Gondar, Ethiopia

Gondar, Ethiopia
Gondar, Ethiopia
Gondar, Ethiopia


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