If you are visiting Lalibela I highly recommend taking an extra two days to hike in the highlands to see magnificient panoramas and the local way of life.
Port tasting is one of the great things to do in the Douro Valley, Portugal's prime wine-making region. We spent a lovely weekend in the Alto Douro.
Our trip to the Marovo Lagoon took us completely off the grid. Getting here is not easy, but worth all the money and effort.