Mereja TV’s camera crew drive through Blue Nile Gorge


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Around 200 km from Addis Ababa, the Blue Nile Gorge is one of Ethiopia’s most interesting gorge with a series of gorges to a depth of some 1,500 meters (4,900 ft). It includes a tortuous road with spectacular views in places, and a pair of bridges cross the river – the new Japanese suspension bridge handles traffic while the Italian original is now used by shepherds. Unfortunately, the beauty on the southern side is frequently marred by cement-company quarries. Mereja TV’s camera crew drive through Blue Nile Gorge in northern Ethiopia, a stretch of one of the most dangerous roads in the world.