Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Gotcha Day, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Gotcha Day

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... that they work with, and many children not in orphanages.  All in all there are millions of children needing homes in Ethiopia.   We meet with the Operations Manager.  Now here is a man how has a heart for what he's doing.  ...

Bahir Dar - Pelican Central, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Bahir Dar - Pelican Central

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... made it to Bahir Dar on the edge of Lake Tana. I tried to ignore the burned out plane just off the runway at Addis Ababa. The scenery was fantastic from Addis, a sort of green and brown patchwork with trees every now and again where the villages were. ...

'Happy Anniversary' from 12000+km, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

'Happy Anniversary' from 12000+km

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... , Lovie!  Too bad we're on different continents today.  Not the usual way to spend one's anniversary. Arrived in Addis Ababa toady after a looong time traveling.  Flying in, it was mostly cloudy so we couldn't see much.  But every ...

What a difference a mile makes, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

What a difference a mile makes

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... towards the border with Eritrea. Kassala, unique in that it is full of Eritrean refugees escaped from their country’s conflict with Ethiopia. Five roadblocks to get there. The final one requests a copy of the travel permit. None left. Force the bus ...

Addis - back to normal, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis - back to normal

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... with the goats on the roof. They were all clinging on for dear life. Something we had been warned about before coming to Ethiopia was stone-throwing. We've not had any problems - the only things Ethiopians seem to throw stones at are cows, goats and ...

Mercato in the rain, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Mercato in the rain

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... about another route south. We don't want to stay in Shashemene, since it's meant to be one of the worst towns in Ethiopia for travellers. All the stone-throwing stories seem to originate here, and even Philip Briggs warns you off it. Instead we'll ...

Election mayhem, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Election mayhem

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... pause and then the penny belatedly drops. "No, get lost!" It might be worth mentioning here that the link between Rastafarianism and Ethiopia is largely one-way. Weed is illegal. I didn't sleep well again - maybe it was due to the rock hard ...

Jahful Greetings from Aethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Jahful Greetings from Aethiopia

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... Annie and Christopher in North Carolina, who runs a small guesthouse. He helped organize Bob's 60th birthday celebration here in Addis Ababa last year. He came to pick me up. Driving through Addis was a little different than other Afrikan cities. It ...

Zion City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Zion City

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... I went to visit His Majesty I's last palace (now a ethnological museum and library for the Institute for Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University). I studied some history in the library and entered the museum. They don't allow cameras. I had to tell ...

Addis Ababa - back to the big city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa - back to the big city

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... impressive indeed, especially the Oryx, but most of these animals were from the south - I'm sure I'll see more once I leave Ethiopia. Botched up trying to speak with Erica on the phone. Hopefully tomorrow. Drowned my sorrows with a few beers on the ...

My Ethiopian Send-Off, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

My Ethiopian Send-Off

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... I caught a ride to the capital with some of the Twelve Tribes elders, so the ride was smooth. I went to the post office in Addis Ababa to try and send a box of Ethiopian goodies to the U.S. They wanted almost $100 to send just under 6 kilos. I'll have ...

Bashment for His Majesty, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Bashment for His Majesty

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... ) promotion at the Imperial Hotel to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Selassie's visit to Jamaica in April, 1966 (1958 Ethiopian time. Ethiopia had a different calendar and clock than the rest of the world. Sunrise is at 1 o'clock, sunset at 12. The have ...

African arrival, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

African arrival

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... - click on the links to go to a specific place, otherwise read on. ~ Blue Nile Falls ~ Lalibela ~ A bit of Addis Ababa ~ Harar ~ Lake Awassa ~ Arba Minch ~ Nechisar National Park ~ Moyale ~ Ethiopia Summary ~~~~~~~~~~~ Day the First - in ...

Addis Ababa - the Return, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa - the Return

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... spared the ear splitting levels of Ethiopian pop suffered on the first voyage. This thing rattled and shook its way slowly back towards Addis Ababa. By the second day it began to break down - a lot. A few times there were spectacular explosions of ...

Ghion and beyond..., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Ghion and beyond...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... Museum and saw traditional and more modern Ethiopian historical artifacts and art.  Saw the throne of the former leader of Ethiopia Haile Sellassie.  The Rastafari also call Selassie HIM, Jah and Jah Rastafari.   You can read more on ...

"Bus"-ting My Ass

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... comes across one of these in the wild should consider him or herself lucky. Possibly extinct. 2. Vaguely Paved - quite common around Addis Ababa and some of the larger towns. These tend to be made up of an asphalt like material generously mixed with ...

Addis Ababa - NO STORY., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa - NO STORY.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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This is the (Ethiopi-) End, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

This is the (Ethiopi-) End

A travel blog entry by chrisandlara

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... of time. If you are overwhelmed, just think how Chris felt. Seasi had so much knowledge that a TV crew from the capital city of Addis Ababa had flown in looking for him to give them a sound bite on some of the city sights. Seasi's father was a priest ...

Sudan to Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Sudan to Ethiopia

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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... at the border town, we were politely welcomed into Ethiopia with little fuss, despite it being a national holiday (a common occurence in Ethiopia as we have now found out!). From the border we started a long climb, high into the Ethiopian mountains, full ...

ABBA  A.D.I.D.A.S., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

ABBA A.D.I.D.A.S.

A travel blog entry by irax

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... of abandonment itself! but we reunite, have a little kiss and cuddle and head off to find somewhere to sleep for the night in Addis Ababa, it's only 10pm now afterall. I have the opposite problem as usual. I can't actually find a taxi! I need to ...

Addis Ababa - the Doldrums, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa - the Doldrums

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... Addis for about five days now. I've developed an intense torpor and vague depression. I've done this country a disservice. Lalibela and Addis Ababa, and that's it. I even turned down an opportunity for a place in an 4x4 for cheap, going to the Omo ...

Day One, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Day One

A travel blog entry by jose

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Okay, just a quick e-mail to let everyone know we are safe and alive. Addis Ababa is a good city to start this little trek in - its not too big or small. We've been walking around all day and the kids are great. They come running after us, calling ...

Ethiopia, who would have thought?!, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Ethiopia, who would have thought?!

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... , fear, or ignorance that can exist in all of us. I think I am the better for facing it.*) I spent two days in Addis Ababa, mostly walking around, getting stared at, and trying (almost always in vain) to check my email. It appears the entire internet ...

Addis Ababa - Heavy Security.., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa - Heavy Security..

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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We landed at Addis Ababa international at about 8.30pm after some 24hours straight in the air or air terminals, to put it mildly, we were gutted. But the great thing was that we knew that Heather had arranged an airport to hotel transfer. We walked ...

Scammed in Addis Ababa!, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Scammed in Addis Ababa!

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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... a warning to other travelers. All in all it was a great experience and I don't regret learning the lesson I learned. Other than that Ethiopia has been great so far and I have met many honest and very nice people. I am looking forward to traveling to the ...

Just hangin out and livin, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Just hangin out and livin

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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... it easy and only spending about $12 USd a day for room and board which is helping tremendously to get me back on track. Addis Ababa is a cool city to hang out in and the food is really good. Some Spanish girls introduced me to an Ethiopian juice shop ...

Face to Face with wild African animals!, Eastern Ethiopia, Ethiopia travel blog

Face to Face with wild African animals!

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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... so I decided I had better see what eastern Ethiopia had to offer. I met a girl named Marit from Germany who had been volunteering in Addis Ababa for the past two months and had not been able to travel. She told me it would be great to travel with someone ...

Life in the Omo Valley, Omo Valley, Ethiopia travel blog

Life in the Omo Valley

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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One of the main reasons I came to Ethiopia was to see the tribes in the southern Omo Valley. I met two girls from Israel looking for a travel partner to split the expenses of renting a jeep and driver for 7 days. It turned out to be a little over $300 USd ...

Lost in time., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Lost in time.

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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... also able to be a part of the early morning prayer which happens everyday at sunrise. We then had breakfast and flew back to Addis Ababa so they could catch their flight back to Spain for Christmas. I will sure miss them as I will be spending Christmas ...

Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa

A travel blog entry by lilti

... incredible how many things can happen in one day. But I'm not easily side tracked, and I am now in Ethiopia . During my Washington-Rome-Addis leg of my journey I switched seats three times, finally settling beside an Ethiopian-Miami-Gangster-convenience ...

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