The third largest city and first stop on the historic circuit in Ethiopia is Bahar Dar. The vibe in the town is relaxed and the nearby lake and monasteries only add to this. If you haven’t spent time lounging by the lake, then you haven’t had the real Bahar Dar experience. You’ll marvel at the tankwa canoe, a seemingly flimsy vessels made out of woven papyrus which are absolutely unsinkable. They can handle men and ox!