Like Fiche, Lalibela is situated near one of the Rift Valley gorges. It’s hard to fully absorb the immensity of the gorge – several Grand Canyons could here be encompassed – without walking into the gorge. So we arranged a two-day trek with Tesfa, an eco-touring company in the region. Handlers packed a portion of our gear onto donkeys (remember the eleven million donkeys in Ethiopia.) We hadn’t planned ahead for this detail, so among the duffel bags we have a square-sided suitcase. Next time we’ll prepare better.