We are now safely home following another very successful visit to Ethiopia. Both my wife and I were confident that all arrangements would be well taken care of in you able hands, as during our previous visits. Our son and daughter-in-law were also very pleased and impressed at how well everything went.

The Historic tour to the north is, I think, still not developed to its full potential, and had I thought about it, we might have chosen to reverse the order by starting with Axum, as the oldest site, and then going to Lalibela and Gonder so that it would be better in keeping with the historic evolution.

The visit to the Simian Mts this time, as well as our visit to Baher Dahr on previous occasions, is well worth recommending. So once again, thank you so much for your kind efforts. Hopefully we might avail ourselves of your services for our future visits also.

Johan Tausjo

The people and culture of Ethiopia

Ethiopia has been called a rich cultural mosaic due to the eighty different languages and dialects.

The North and the center part of the country has got different Semitic languages like Tigrinya, Guraginya and the official national language Amharic are spoken.

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Christmas is also one of the biggest ceremonies which fall on 7 January.The celebration of Timket or Epiphany, on the 19 January is probably the biggest festival of the year. On the eve of Timket, with great ceremony the sacred tabot (the replica of the ark of the covenant) is taken from each church by the priests up to the central area where the ceremony twill take place.