Scottish Thistles – Ben Abeba

Sunday, January 04, 2015
Lalibela, Amhara, Ethiopia
Looking like Scottish thistles, because the owner is Scottish and with her Ethiopan partner, Ben Abeba just out of town was our dinner venue. With spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, seated outdoor nestled into the bank away from the wind (not that there was much), with a fire going and under a cloudless sky, we watched the sun set. No clouds but that didn't really matter.

It was so still here and felt that we were miles / kilometres away from all the cares in the world. I somehow thought of the many, many locals sleeping rough not that far away by the rock churches and wondered what sort of evening that they would be having. No doubt so different than ours!

Shiro Bosena with rice not injera, 65 birr plus 15%VAT 5% service charge came to 100 birr / NZ$6.70 / US$4.90.

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