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September 2016

Search the alphabet travelogs

Working my way through the alphabet, one country at a time

Lalibela, Ethiopia

An Ethiopian mother watched with fascination as a swarm of bees surrounded her infant in the 12th century, AD.  The bees inflicted no harm on the boy.  She interpreted this event as a sign that her son would be Emperor of Ethiopia and named him Lalibela, “the bees recognize his sovereignty.”  He did, in fact, […]

The Queen of Sheba

When I decided to go to Ethiopia, my only reference was the Queen of Sheba.  My sister, Cindy, and I fondly remember our Grandma Pope–if she perceived an insult–declaring “she thinks she’s the Queen of Sheba!”  But Cindy and I found very little about the Queen of Sheba before I traveled to Ethiopia.  So I listened […]