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Exploring Ethiopia

I’m walking down the dusty road when a young man falls in step beside me.
“Welcome,” he says. “Would you like me to wash your feet and give you some food?” That’s an offer I’ve never had before, but I politely decline.
I’ve arrived at Lalibela, a town in Ethiopia that’s famous for ancient rock churches hewn out of solid stone. Pilgrims from across the country walk barefoot for up to a month to reach …