In nearly every town you'll recognize the red, green, and yellow arched entrances that indicate inside resides an orthodox church. But as soon as you enter one of the five gates in the old walled city of Harar, the crosses are less common and crescent moons and stars take their place. This 1 square kilometer town is home to over 100 mosques. Believe me, call to prayer has never been louder!
|One of the 5 gates|
|The best lentil and leek samosas!|
The famous poet Rimbaud made his home here in the late 1800s. Here is also where Ras Tafari Mekonnen (aka Emperor Haile Selassie) spent his first few days of married life. Dad was governor here so a spacious honeymoon palace was no problem.
|Palace of One love|
Our actual home for 2 days...
|Zubeyda's house - one of only two traditional guesthouses in town|
|A snooze in the living room|
|Tuk-tuk or Peugeot 404?|
And after dark, hyenas are ready for dinner: