Discovering Africa: Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country of extraordinary natural beauty, great potential and historical and cultural interest. Located between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn, in a region fondly referred to as the “Horn of Africa”. With an area slightly more than one million km2, the country’s different physical conformations territories offer tourists a huge variety […]

Trip Report: Gondar

Gondar Castle

By Zach DuFran We awoke early and took a flight from Lalibela to Gondar, stopping briefly in Axum. Gondar is known as the “Camelot of Africa” thanks to a conglomeration of medieval castles that resemble those of Europe.  You can see the castle theme throughout town.  Even the airport has the appearance of a castle.  When […]

Montgomery County to forge ties with Gondar

Isiah Leggett (Photo: Washington Post)

Washington DC - County Executive Isiah Leggett will be taking a different kind of vacation this month when he visits Gondar, Ethiopia — Montgomery County’s newest sister city. After addressing a crowd Sept. 22 at the Pan African Festival at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring, Leggett will board a plane the next day with about 40 community […]