Travel Blogs from Bahar Dar, Ethiopia

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A religious experience, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

A religious experience

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... to see the different landforms that are here.  Again, I've got to get this dry, desolate image of Ethiopia out of my head!   We traveled over beautiful mountainous terrain around switchback curves seeing little mountaintop ...

Adventures in Flight IV, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Adventures in Flight IV

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Back in Bahir Dar I awoke early to the sound of prayers and birds.  A beautiful sunrise over Lake Tana I couldn't resist taking some photos of fishers in papyrus boats again.  Shuffled onto a bus before I could finish my morning coffee ...

to the Garden of Eden, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

to the Garden of Eden

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... walking through shouting destinations every once in awhile.  Before I really understood that this was the system, I thought I heard him call 'Bahar Dar' for the 2nd time, so I indicated that that's where we were going.  He looked at me cheekily ...

Lake Tana and the Blue Nile Falls, Tis Abay, Ethiopia travel blog

Lake Tana and the Blue Nile Falls

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... so how's he meant to know. The problem is not just that one tablet isn't the correct dose. The malaria in Africa, including Ethiopia, is chloroquine resistant. Again, how's he supposed to know? I did tell him that it's not likely to make him better. ...

Bahar Dar, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Bahar Dar

A travel blog entry by irax

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... to bump into him like this as it meant that I wouldn't just be hanging around on my own. One of the main attractions of Bahar Dar are the monestaries that are dottied on the islands of Lake Tana, adjacent to the town. So, we organised a trip with a ...

Getting to Lake Tana, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Getting to Lake Tana

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... that takes many years to perfect. Note: pitching forward into it gets you nil points. And a sore ringing forehead. We arrived in Bahir Dar at 2pm, not bad really. Antoneh refused to take us to the hotel we had decided on (he had my bag on his ...

Break-down in the Blue Nile Gorge, Debre Markos, Ethiopia travel blog

Break-down in the Blue Nile Gorge

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Day the Third - in which we start moving [albeit in the wrong general direction] only to stop soon thereafter, and Ethiopia becomes a nation of telly addicts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 26 people were killed on 8th June in Addis. We did get a taxi, at ...

156K south of Bahar Dar, 156K south of Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

156K south of Bahar Dar

A travel blog entry by irax

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... cliff top (brown pant) views, then over the bridge and up the other side. It started getting dark and we were nowhere near Bahar Dar, so we'd need to be stopping somewhere for the evening. After a couple of hours driving I'd worked myself into a semi ...

The Journey Begins - warning, long one, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

The Journey Begins - warning, long one

A travel blog entry by jose

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... of our "farangi" bags! With 10 people in the car it was a cramped but stunning drive with amazing scenery. Rural Ethiopia was more traditional than we had expected. Nearly the whole way the homes we saw were the cylindrical huts with conical thatched ...

Bahir Dar, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Bahir Dar

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... of 4 young French travelers (2 civil engineers and 2 mechanical engineers) who were at the start of a backpacking for 2 week vacation in Ethiopia and then an older Italian couple (Me’kele and Sabrina) who had hired a car and driver for 3 weeks to ...

Monastery Hopping on Lake Tana, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Monastery Hopping on Lake Tana

A travel blog entry by vdc

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... in a red Jeep Cherokee (circa 1998, not 2005 as promised by the agency) to start our journey into Northern Ethiopia. The first stop was Bahir Dar, a tiresome but scenic 583km drive from Addis. The trip could have taken us the more typical 9 hours (for a ...

Moving On, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Moving On

A travel blog entry by charlieinafrica

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Hello everyone and greetings from Ethiopia! Whilst the rest of the world recognises the time here to be 6:00 on the 8th May 2010 Ethiopians claim it's 12:00 on the 1st May 2002, just one example of how crazy this country is… My last couple of weeks ...

Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Bahir Dar

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Happy New Year!, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Happy New Year!

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... .  It was nice to have a decent shower after our three days at Tim & Kim without running water.  As Ethiopia is following a different calendar than the rest of the world, today was also their New Year Celebrations. We were looking forward to ...

Day 32 - Bahar Dar, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Day 32 - Bahar Dar

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

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... Gorge.  My first sighting of the river.  V picturesque, if it weren't for the diggers and constant fear of death. Bahir (Bahar) Dar means 'watery place'.  It is on the shores of Lake Tana so is well named.  It is a relatively large ...

fond memories, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

fond memories

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... we said how interesting it would be to visit Ethiopia one day. And here we are, one year later, in Ethiopia driving to Bahir Dar on the southern shores of Lake Tana. Life works in wonderfully mysterious ways. Start: Roha Hotel, Lalibela, ETH. ...

Night 30 - Firote Selam, Firote Selam, Ethiopia travel blog

Night 30 - Firote Selam

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

Firote Selam, near Burie.  Bottle of Gondar.  Woken at midnight to move the bike.  A little worse for ...

Of Monasteries and Manuscripts, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Of Monasteries and Manuscripts

A travel blog entry by donna321

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... and the source of the Blue Nile). Upon arrival in the airport, we were greeted by our first sign of Ethiopia's excitement about President Obama (actually, something I'd encountered absolutely everywhere I'd been on this trip) - a giant sign advertising ...

My Kingdom For A Shower, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

My Kingdom For A Shower

A travel blog entry by simeons_blog

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... the bill we found that we had been charged for meals that hadn't come. This is not the first time this had happened in Ethiopia, in fact it happened regularly back in Addis. TIA... We eventually sorted out the bill and Jess, Sohette, Sophie and I went ...

Source Nil bleu, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Source Nil bleu

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Le nil bleu sort du lac tana, donc on place la source du nil bleu ŕ la sortie du lac tana. On a crut longtemps que c'était la source la plus septentrionale du nil, mais les sources du nil blanc sont bien plus au sud. Sinon pas de photo du nil bleu ...

Heiligen en (geen) Hippo's, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Heiligen en (geen) Hippo's

A travel blog entry by jessicaboonstra

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Het blijft steeds weer verrassen: 's ochtends en 's nachts kan het hier behoorlijk koud worden (sweater-met-sjaal-koud, niet Moskou-in-januari-koud maar toch). Zogauw de zon verschijnt is het alsof een schakelaar wordt omgezet en stijgt het kwik ...

Bahar Dar, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Bahar Dar

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... nbsp;   One day I took the bus to Tis Abay (Nile that Smokes) a small village about an hour from Bahar Dar.  There's a 30 minute hike to the Blue Nile Falls from town.  The falls itself are not overly thrilling but ...

Monastaries On the Lake, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Monastaries On the Lake

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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Yesterday we arrived in Bahir Dar – a town north of Ethiopia. We flew because domestic flights on Ethiopian Airlines are very cheap. Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and is the source of the Blue Nile. This area has a lot of religious ...

The Source of the Nile, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

The Source of the Nile

A travel blog entry by spooky388

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... that the hydroelectric plant wasn't diverting water away from the falls today. For lunch we visited the Bahir Dar Hotel, which is apparently the 5th best restaurant in Ethiopia. Oh dear. One of those will be the Sheraton in Addis and I expect the next 3 ...

Bahar Dar, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Bahar Dar

A travel blog entry by longwalktour

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... on the veranda and watched flocks of pelicans soar, skimming just feet above the water. We spent two more days in Bahar Dar. We took walks through the dusty streets and rented heavy bikes to take us into the surrounding countryside. Everywhere we ...

Bahir Dar & Blue Nile Falls, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Bahir Dar & Blue Nile Falls

A travel blog entry by jessicaboonstra

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Heel vroeg uit de veren voor een kort vluchtje met een stampvolle bombardier naar Bahir Dar. Zogauw we uit het vliegtuig stapten namen Rene en ik synchroon een diepe snuif en keken elkaar tevreden aan: jahoor, die karakteristieke geur van het 'echte' ...

Alsmaar verder zuidwaarts, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Alsmaar verder zuidwaarts

A travel blog entry by jessicaboonstra

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... is goed te zien dat we in feite precies de Nijl, die machtige rivier, stroomopwaarts volgen. Ergens onder ons in die uitgestrekte duisternis moet ze door de woestijn kronkelen. Overmorgen komen we haar (gedeeltelijk) weer tegen: de Blue Nile bij Bahir ...

lake tana, Bahir dar, Ethiopia travel blog

lake tana

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... reached airport at 5;30, boarded at 7:30 but then rode the shuttle bus back to the terminal due to bad weather at destination Bahir Dar. Boarded again an hour later and took off, but after 5 minutes we circled back to the airport due to a "minor problem" ...

Qat, cycles and the Blue Nile in Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Qat, cycles and the Blue Nile in Bahir Dar

A travel blog entry by flowergyaru

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... 'friend' started to get 'turned on' and started talking about sex, trying to convince me to 'play' with him. He said that in Ethiopia when a man likes a woman he will force her to have him. And if she says 'no' he will 'kick' her. Later after speaking ...

Lake Tana and its ancient monasteries, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Lake Tana and its ancient monasteries

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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... On the way, we saw some very bad bus crashes of a few other buses, which seem to occur on a regular basis in Ethiopia... In the late afternoon we arrived in Bahir Dar. In Bahir Dar, I went with an Israeli guy (I met him on the bus) to Lake Tana on a boat ...

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