It takes 2 days by private car to get from Lalibela back to Addis (about three for those souls who brave bus travel). It is about 600 kn or 372 miles...you might be thinking a days drive..with a couple of stops.....but these aren't normal miles. These miles look like this
Going thorugh a larger town on our way to Kombolcha, where we spent the night on our way back to Addis.
Such a familiar sight, people walk EVERYWHERE, miles and miles to get to the next village or market. It was rare to see a personal car.
These small 2-3 person motor taxis were a very common sight especially in villages.
Everyone gets a little tired after walking....note this is a two lane road!
More twists and turns...and for weary travelers prone to car sickness...God created Dramamine!
Finally, on our last day we saw some camels! The girls had been hoping to see some since we read you can often buy them in a town marketplace.
We did make it back to Addis though (though delayed a little by a flat tire and a
harrowing short detour up and over a mountain due to a closed road. We made it to our hotel Green Valley where we got changed and headed to meet Hana!
(for those of you paying attention, you'll note a change in the spelling of Hana's name from Hanna to Hana. We found out a few days ago, that the official spelling of her name is only with 1 'n'. So we'll spell it this way from now on unless she wants to change it.)