Ethiopia next?

Ethiopia next?

I’m working with a program in Avila, Spain that keeps me busy from 9am until midnight every day, so I don’t have any time blog at the moment. I can’t wait to fill you all in on this experience as soon as I am back in Granada and have time to write again. It’s been just wonderful.

I talk to Spaniards all day long, and they are all telling me that I shouldn’t visit Morocco by myself. At first, that made me feel rebellious, but gradually the message sunk in and I felt sad. I love Morocco and have been looking forward to going back, but I don’t want to go if it will be unpleasant.

When I first decided not to go to Morocco, I was very disappointed. But now, I’m looking at visiting Ethiopia instead and I’m getting VERY excited! Ethiopia is perhaps the oldest country in the world, and the oldest (or perhaps second oldest) Christian nation. They have everything from zebras and waterfalls to ancient castles. I can tour churches and palaces, get to know the people, do volunteer work, and go trekking.

But I need to go soon, before the rains come…

Here are some photos of Ethiopa, rounded up from travel sites where I’ve been researching the country. Doesn’t it look exciting?

Anyone want to join me?


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  • Charlotte Desorgher

    February 20, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Hi Lauren. I’ve just come back from Morocco and I found it very safe and unintimidating. Of course it’s an Arab country so you do get unwanted attention from men, but they back off and leave you alone far more readily than in countries like Egypt. We went as a group of women and really enjoyed it.
    It seems far more stable than other countries in the ME too – there’s a new king who seems to be doing a lot for the ordinary people. Personally I’d recommend it.

  • Sue Guetterman

    February 21, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Ethiopia looks like a gorgeous country. Enjoy!!!

    Looking forward to hearing about your “internship”

    Stay safe!


  • Lauren

    February 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Thak you, Charlotte! I think I’m going to go after all, for a few weeks at least.

  • Lauren

    February 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you, Sue! Hope you’re well and happy.