I am reading the most fascinating book and have just read about this most curious place.This is an all-male area. A sign down by the creek said, "No females of any species allowed beyond this point." A similar sign appears near every Ethiopian Coptic monastery. If a female were to be so rash to come this far, the rope simply would not be lowered for her.
When your plane arrives at the destination and the seat belt sign is switched off why do people feel obliged to get off before everyone in front or behind them? I have discovered that waiting until the everyone is off , then disembark walk casually through to baggage reclaim and meet up with your fellow passengers. No stress involve just a leisurely arrival at your destination. Why the haste?