Ethiopia is a plateau, riven by deep gorges, and its isolation has ensured that its people and culture are quite distinct from the rest of Africa. For thousands of years this has been reflected in its history. This is a poor country periodically devastated by famine, but beautifully green and fertile for the most part and constantly modernising.
We tour the northern highlands around Lake Tana where there has been 3,000 years of literate civilisation. Christianity was the official religion here even before the days of Constantine and the newly Christian Roman Empire. The geography is a wonder with the dramatic natural beauty of mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers constantly surrounding us as we journey.