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Lalibela Eco Trekking
It was certainly the best experience I had in Ethiopia. The Guide, the porter, the cook,... simply everybody was very very friendly and always there for me. The landscape is beautiful and the sky at night is unforgettable, the trekking routes great and the dinner around the fire made every day perfect. The Ecotrekking around Lalibela is a quite new attraction, though not very well known, but I would put it in the same league as the rock hewn churches or any other big attraction, so an absolute must see in Ethiopia. The 5 days passed like 1 day. The tour went through the highland villages, where life is completely different than anywhere else. People live in very simple housings, and with very little. They seam always happy, open and live a positive way of live. Their guest have their own room in a separat house. Important to say is also, that with the little money spent, the people living in the remote areas can have a little better life. The food is all grown by the local people, and the accommodation is run by the locals, plus it creates important job opportunities for the community. Food is prepared separately for the visitors, so it's safe, and there is always bottled water. I would even say if you have not seen this, you have not seen the real Ethiopia. Absolutely worth 5*!
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