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Monday, June 16, 2014

Lake Tana, Day 2

On Lake Tana with our guide. The lake, which is considered by the locals to be an inland sea is 3,627 square km. It is the source of the Blue Nile and flows south then north for some 372 km before joining up with the Nile. Hippos and alligators can be found in her waters.

The short hike through the lush forests of Zege where the only remaining indigenous forests and monkeys can still be found in Ethiopia. Wild coffee trees cover the island. 

An Orthodox monk greets us at the church. 

One of the many spectacular 17th century wall paintings found inside the church. 

The circular church of Ura Kidane Mehret.  Orthodox Ethiopian churches all consist of a mixture of Jewish, Muslim, and early Christian influences.

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