May 2004

May 09, 2004 Shane & Brukty's Wedding
- My brother, Shane, got married on May 9th to Bruktawit Tigabu. Brukty is also Ethiopian. My mom, dad and I all went to Ethiopia to attend the wedding. It was quite an adventure. I kept thinking -- it's like the...

May 10, 2004 Family in Ethiopia
- Mom and Shane doing chores (dishes and laundry by hand) at Shane's house in Ethiopia. Here are Gail's mom and dad at the house where Zelalem and Dagm and all of their brothers and sisters grew up -- with Toby,...

May 12, 2004 Axum
- Following the wedding, we travelled to Axum in the north part of Ethiopia. Axum is the ancient capital of the region which dates back as far as 100 B.C. It is believed that Queen of Sheba was born there. There...

May 14, 2004 Lalibela
- After Axum, we flew to Lalibela, a small town in the middle of the Ethiopian highlands. King Lalibela built 13 rock-hewn churches. Many call this the 8th wonder of the world. It was truly a wonder! We visited most of...

May 15, 2004 More Images of Ethiopia
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May 16, 2004 Ethiopian Coffee
- One of the great things about Ethiopia is the coffee. When you visit someone, they often will prepare coffee the traditional way, and present it in a coffee ceremony. A display is usually set on the ground with the coffee...