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Lake Tana’s monastic churches

Steeped in mystery and legend, the old churches of Lake Tana form peaceful retreats for their monastic residents and visiting tourists alike.

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tropicGondar Vacation

For a vacation spot that's far removed from the well-trodden tourist paths, come to Gondar and check out the fine mountains, valleys and tablelands of the Ethiopia region.
Addis Ababa, the country's capital, is located 260 miles (418 kilometers) south of Gondar.
Gondar has a selection of interesting places to see. Fasil Ghebbi and the Debre Birhan Selassie Church are two great options.
Travelers with a little more time in Ethiopia, can hit the road and visit other fascinating cities, towns and villages within a short distance of Gondar.
Ask a local for their must-see places around Gondar, they'll often point to Ethiopia's open-air exhibits.
Make the most of the knowledge of the locals with your pick of wildlife safaris and wildlife spotting tours.

Lake Tana’s monastic churches - A view from our expert author

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Steeped in mystery and legend, the old churches of Lake Tana form peaceful retreats for their monastic residents and visiting tourists alike.
The islands and peninsulas of Lake Tana collectively house more than 20 monastic churches, many of which were founded during the 14th-century rule of Amda Tsion, though some are possibly older, and at least two (Narga Selassie and Metseli Fasilidas) date to the Gonderine period. A popular local legend has it that seven of the most important 14th-century monasteries were founded by a loosely allied group of monks known as the Seven Stars. These are Daga Istafanos (founded by Hirute Amlak), Kibran Gebriel (Abuna Yohannis), Ura Kidane Mihret (Abuna Betre Maryam), Bahir Galila Zacharias (Abuna Zacharias), Mandaba Medhane Alem (Ras Asai), Gugubie (Afkrene Egzi) and Debre Maryam (Tadewos Tselalesh).

Addis Abab, Ethiopia:

The world’s third-highest capital city, Addis Ababa (which somewhat improbably means ‘New Flower’, and is often shortened to plain ‘Addis’) lies in the central highlands of Ethiopia at an altitude of 2,400m. Climatically, this large city is a highly encouraging introduction to Ethiopia: characterised throughout the year, both day and night, by comfortable temperate weather, interrupted by the occasional torrential downpour, Addis Ababa will swiftly dispel any lingering preconceptions about Ethiopia being a searing desert.

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viennaVienna is a city with a very high quality of life, a feature that is highly appreciated by the many visitors who come to the Austrian capital. The Vienna Tourist Board provides comprehensive information about sights, hotels and leisure activities in Vienna to give visitors a structured overview of the many events and attractions in the city.

Vienna is packed with imperial history; at the same time it has exciting contemporary museums, lively eating and nightlife scenes, and many quiet corners to explore.

Imperial Grandeur

Few cities can boast the imperial grandeur of Vienna, once the centre of the powerful Habsburg monarchy. Lipizzaner stallions performing elegant equine ballet, the angelic tones of the Vienna Boys' Choir drifting across a courtyard, outrageously opulent palaces such as Schloss Belvedere and Schloss Schönbrunn, and the monumental Hofburg complex – as a visitor today, you feel grandeur everywhere in Vienna.

City of Music

Vienna is one the most musical cities in the world. This is partly due to the vast number of great composers and musicians who were born here or lived and worked here. Visiting Austria's capital therefore means experiencing the works of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Johann Strauss (both father and son), Liszt, Brahms, Bruckner and many others in venues like the Staatsoper and Musikverein. The music of Bach and Händel continues to be performed in Vienna's historic churches today, and Vienna's Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments, paired with a visit to the Haus der Musik, takes you deeper into the texture of music and how it is created. Venues for classical music are augmented by some great clubs and live rock and jazz places.

Living Well

It's hard to imagine a more livable city than Vienna. This is a metropolis where regulars sit in cosy coffee houses and offer credible solutions to world chaos over the noble bean; where Beisln (bistro pubs) serve delicious brews, wines and traditional food; where talented chefs are taking the capital in new culinary directions; and where an efficient transport system will ferry you across town from a restaurant to a post-dinner drink in no time at all. It's safe, it has lots of bicycle tracks and it even has its own droll sense of humour.

Please call our agentt at 301-585-5433 to book your travel ticket to this historical Eropean beatuy. 

 

turkeyAegean coast of Turkey is lined by a succession of modern cities with palm-lined avenues and liberal attitudes, towns with old quarters that are filled with elegant turn of the 20th century neo-classical architecture, and ruins of what were once major powers of the Mediterranean in ancient times; all backed by fertile valleys and hills, sides of which are dotted with picturesque villages and large oliveyards—which help to make Turkey one of the biggest producers of olive oil in the world. It's little wonder that much of ancient art and philosophy—from Aristotle to Homer, many were citizens of cities along this coast—was developed in this land of wine and honey, which has a favourable climate year round.Please call one of our agents to facilitate your travel to this rarely beautiful destination at 301-585-5433.

egyptIf your philosophy is "so much to see, so little time", then there's no better way to make sure you get the full flavour of Egypt than with a multi-centre tour. Whether you want to race across the desert in a 4x4 jeep, watch current day Egypt jostle with its past as you drift lazily down the River Nile, sit beside the shore of the Red Sea coastline, soaking up the sand, sea and sunshine, or walk in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, there's sure to be a tour that's just right for you. And whichever tour you choose, you'll enjoy first-class accommodation, the services of a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide, and a full excursion programme with entrance to a wealth of attractions. Most meals are included too (the board basis varies on each tour.

Booking your touring holiday. 

Please call Sina Agents on 301-585-5433 to discuss your itineraries and travel packages further.

niagara falls

America’s oldest state park,Along with this majestic natural wonder, the historic Niagara Falls State Park is filled with amazing attractions to be discovered and scenic terrain to be explored!Niagara Falls State Park,is a natural treasure showcasing local and regional history.  Designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, the park features an interactive Visitor Center with interpretive displays and exhibits - along with the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, where you can explore miles of hiking trails, check out the 180-degree multi-screen theater, or scale the rock climbing wall. 

Additionally, Niagara Falls State Park is home to the Aquarium of Niagara, where visitors young and old can get up close and personal with marine animals during penguin and shark feedings.  The park also has a wide range of hiking trails suitable for both children and adults, and self-guided Niagara Falls tours are a great way to interact with nature along the gorge. 

Of course, there are plenty of fun things to do at Niagara Falls.  Signature activities include the Cave of the Winds Tour to the Hurricane Decks for the ultimate "water park" experience and the Maid of the Mist boat ride, which takes you right up to the base of the Falls!  Afterward, savor the menu and view at the Top of the Falls Restaurant, where Niagara Falls fills floor-to-ceiling picture windows from every seat in the house.

Niagara Falls State park is filled with fun things to do - and you won't want to miss out on any of them.  For reservations or information on Niagara Falls attractions and activities, please call us at 30.1-585-5433, we will facilitate your trip matching convinience with price. 

Addis

SINA Travel Agency has a solid working relationship with the Ethiopian airlines and other carriers with destinations to the capital Addis Ababa.

 
Ethiopia

 

 
 
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Quick Facts
Capital Addis Ababa
Government Federal Parliamentary Republic
Currency Birr (ETB)
Area 1,127,127km²
Water: 7,444km²
Land: 1,119,683km²
Population 74,777,981 (July 2006 est.)
Language Amharic (official), Oromo, Tigrinya Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic (official), other local languages, English (official, major foreign language taught in schools)
Religion Ethiopian Orthodox, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, Animism, Baha'i
Electricity 220V, 50Hz (European & Italian plugs)
Country code +251
Internet TLD .et
Time Zone UTC+3
 

Ethiopia (Amharic: ኢትዮጵያ ʾĪtyōṗṗyā) is a fascinating country in the Horn of Africa and the second-most populous nation in this continent (after Nigeria). It's bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and Sudan and South Sudan to the west.

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and the second-oldest official Christian nation in the world after Armenia. Ethiopia is also the place for the first Hijra (615 AD) in Islamic history where the Christian king of Ethiopia accepted Muslim refugees from Mecca sent by the prophet Mohamed.

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Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries in the world. In the long and disturbed history of the African continent, Ethiopia remains the only country which has never been colonised. Ethiopia was a founding member of the UN and is home to the African Union's headquarters. The Old Testament of the Bible records the Queen of Sheba's visit to Jerusalem.

In fact, historians believe that Ethiopia may well be the beginning of mankind. The fossils of the oldest living mankind or "Lucy" was discovered in the the northern section of Ethiopia. The remains of the fossil are said to be 3.5 million years old.

After a long and difficult period under self-declared "communist" rulers, the country is now back on its feet. The long history assures that there are many historic sites in the country. The natural beauty, with high mountains, lakes, waterfalls as well as arid deserts are among the natural attractions of Ethiopia.

Highlights in Ethiopia include the towns of Axum, Gondar, Harar, as well as the rock churches of Lalibela. Rafting on the Omo River is spectacular too. Beware of crocodiles.

History[edit]

Ethiopia is one of the oldest independent nations in the world. It has long been an intersection between the civilizations of North Africa, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Unique among African countries, Ethiopia was never colonized, maintaining its independence throughout the "Scramble for Africa", except for five years (1936-41) when it was under Italian military occupation. During this period, the Italians occupied only a few key cities and major routes, and faced continuing native resistance until they were finally defeated during the Second World War by a joint Ethiopian-British alliance. Ethiopia has long been a member of international organizations: it became a member of the League of Nations, signed the Declaration by United Nations in 1942, founded the UN headquarters in Africa, was one of the 51 original members of the UN, and is the headquarters for and one of the founding members of the former OAU and current AU. In 1974, its monarchist government was deposed, and replaced with a pro-Soviet military junta, which ruled Ethiopia for 17 years until the end of the Cold War.

Ethiopia was historically called Abyssinia, derived from the Arabic form of the Ethiosemitic name ḤBŚT, modern Habesha. In some countries, Ethiopia is still called by names cognate with "Abyssinia", e.g., Turkish Habesistan, meaning land of the Habesha people. The English name "Ethiopia" is thought to be derived from the Greek word Αἰθιοπία Aithiopia, from Αἰθίοψ Aithiops "an Ethiopian", derived from Greek terms meaning "of burnt (αιθ-) visage (ὄψ)".[1] However, this etymology is disputed, since the Book of Aksum, a Ge'ez chronicle first composed in the 15th century, states that the name is derived from 'Ityopp'is, a son (unmentioned in the Bible) of Cush, son of Ham who according to legend founded the city of Axum.

Climate[edit]

The predominant climate type is tropical monsoon, with wide topographic-induced variation. As a highland country, Ethiopia has a climate which is generally considerably cooler than other regions at similar proximity to the Equator. Most of the country's major cities are located at elevations of around 2,000-2,500 metres (6,600-8,200 ft) above sea level, including historic capitals such as Gondar and Axum.

The modern capital, Addis Ababa, is situated in the foothills of Mount Entoto at an elevation of around 2,400m (8,000 ft), and experiences a healthy and pleasant climate year-round. With fairly uniform year-round temperatures, the seasons in Addis Ababa are largely defined by rainfall, with a dry season from October 'thru February, a light rainy season from March to May, and a heavy rainy season from June to September. The average annual rainfall is around 1200mm (47 in). There are on average 7 hours of sunshine per day, meaning it is sunny for around 60% of the available time. The dry season is the sunniest time of the year, though even at the height of the rainy season in July and August there are still usually several hours per day of bright sunshine.

The average annual temperature in Addis Ababa is 16°C (61°F), with daily maximum temperatures averaging 20-25°C (68-77°F) throughout the year, and overnight lows averaging 5-10°C (41-50°F). A light jacket is recommended for the evenings, though many Ethiopians prefer to dress conservatively and will wear a light jacket even during the day.

Most major cities and tourist sites in Ethiopia lie at a similar elevation to Addis Ababa and have comparable climates, though in less elevated regions, particularly the lower lying regions in the east of the country, the climate can be significantly hotter and drier. The town of Dallol, in the Danakil Depression in this eastern zone, has the world's highest average annual temperature of 34°C (93°F).

 

parisPARIS is Europe's most fantastic city, a place that has everything for the traveller or visitor. Whether you visit Paris on a day trip, Paris in the Spring, Paris for a week or for far longer, this is a city that has it all! Museums, theatres, shops, fantastic historic monuments, a beautiful riversides, Paris has all of these.  

SINA Travel Agency helps you plan your visit to Paris, and get the best out of your stay in the French capital. Navigate your flight options to from Paris to the rest of Europe most frequent visitors destinations.