April 23, 2005
Back in the Africa hotel
We are back in Axum, booked once more into the Africa Hotel. The town is packed ahead of Monday's expected return of the third and final piece of the obelisk. In fact it is so packed that a few government ministers have had to give up their usual hotel rooms in the more luxurious Yeha and Remhai hotels and move in next to us.
The ministers have got their rooms and en suite bathrooms for 25 birr (about £1.70 or $3) a night. Because we are ferenjis (white foreigners) we are having to stretch to the much more extortionate daily rate of 60 birr. Breakfast complete with fresh mango juice comes extra.
Posted by aheavens at April 23, 2005 4:14 PM