Prior to embarking on this adventure, and frequently since we have arrived in Ethiopia, we have been asked if we are safe. Although travelling in Africa involves some risk, we have both a driver and a guide and any chances we take are calculated ones.
Ethiopia borders the Sudans, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti.What is currently happening in Yemen is certainly worrying. Today on BBC a UN representative stated that although we proclaim "never Again" that as a collective we are failing to deliver. There is a presence of weapons in the Simien Mountain area. Our guide indicated that there are blood feuds and conflicts between tribes. However, our armed protecter escorted us on our three hour trek through the Simien mountains in case the Gelada baboons acted up. I am happy to report we saw hundreds of docile grass eating baboons and unimaginable mountain vistas.
You Are always in my Prayers. Love Mom.