Wed, Oct 16|
Home of Zarin Machanda
Highlights and High Ways of Ethiopia: Deborah Hoover
Program Coordinator: Blue Magruder
Time & Location
Oct 16, 2019, 5:30 PM
Home of Zarin Machanda, 43 Peacock Farm Rd, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Event
Wine and Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
What distinguishes Ethiopia from other African countries? During Deborah’s trip last year, she discovered how Ethiopia’s centuries-old religious traditions, its fierce independence and complex history of competing dynasties, its ancient architectural masterpieces, and its unique geography and location within the Horn of Africa all play a role in making it a fascinating destination for travel and learning.
She was particularly keen to explore its many high-altitude “ecological islands,” which serve as sanctuaries for hundreds of endemic plants and animals. Although a weak infrastructure makes touring a challenge, particularly for independent travelers, Ethiopia is a welcoming country. Deborah will share her impressions and experience with the hope that kindred hikers, birders, and those interested in architecture and cultural heritage will gain a deeper understanding of the country’s immense diversity.
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43 Peacock Farm Rd, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
From the east, take route 2 west to exit 56 for Rt. 225/4 toward Lexington/Bedford (the same exit for Wilson Farm). Turn right onto MA 225/4, Watertown St. In 400 ft, turn right onto Peacock Farm Rd, and go a half mile to #43.
From the west, take route 2 east to exit 55 for Pleasant St. Turn left onto Pleasant St., following signs for Lexington. Go a half mile to take the first right (it's a sharp turn) onto Watertown St. Go .3 mile on Watertown to left turn onto Peacock Farm Rd. Go 1/2 mile to #43.
Parking is available along the street.