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Merry Christmas everyone! Except, that is, the people of Ethiopia. They have to wait another two weeks to celebrate the birth of Jesus. As with all things in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church likes to do things a bit differently than the rest of the world. Lalibela, the site of eleven thousand-year-old rock-hewn churches, is living proof of that!

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Some people liken injera to a wet carpet. But I became obsessed with this slightly sour, slightly spongy pancake that is the staple of Ethiopian cuisine. Read on as I eat my way through Ethiopia in search of the perfect injera, learning about this unique food along the way!

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The fourth holiest Muslim city in the world. An ancient center of Islamic scholarship. The town with the densest concentration of mosques in the world. An ancient walled town with mysterious alleyways. A Unesco World Heritage site. And, the number one recommendation from the Lonely Planet Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somaliland guide book. Of COURSE visiting Harar was on the cards for us!

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