Travel Blogs from Debark, Ethiopia

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Gob smacked in Lalibella, Lalibella, Ethiopia travel blog

Gob smacked in Lalibella

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... at the real price from a local shop - they are definately used to rich tourists here as the number one tourist destination in Ethiopia. The hike went to the Asheton Monastery that was carves out of a cliff face. Above the monastery we got some stupendous ...

Simien Mountains - Sure beats working!, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

Simien Mountains - Sure beats working!

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... good job really as by the end of the trip the bus was packed to the rafters. Totally illegal of course as everyone in Ethiopia must have a seat! I had decided against the all inclusive package from Gonder and decided to go it alone. Debark was a bit of ...

The Roof of Africa, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

The Roof of Africa

A travel blog entry by gary.rosewarne

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We met up with our overlanding friends in Gondar and managed to squeeze six 4x4's into a small courtyard where we would camp for the night.  Andre decided that buying beef from the local butcher was too expensive, so he negotiated for a live sheep ...

Getting High, Simien Mountains NP, Ethiopia travel blog

Getting High

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... for Mzee’s troubles but luckily she started after being pushed down the hill. So we were off to the town of Debark for some food shopping before heading into the Simien Mountains.  The Simien Mountains National Park requires that visitors take ...

Chenek camp, Chenek camp, Ethiopia travel blog

Chenek camp

A travel blog entry by izzie

Chenek camp ...

Driving Miss Daisy, Gedebgē, Ethiopia travel blog

Driving Miss Daisy

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... Driving through a small village, we spotted another beautiful camping spot on a hill just outside town. As it’s becoming custom in Ethiopia, we didn’t have to wait long before we were approached by a man – no problem at all and ...

Monkey Business, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

Monkey Business

A travel blog entry by jessicaboonstra

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Zoals zovelen deze dagen zijn ook wij met kerstmis op bezoek gegaan bij familie. In dit geval bezochten wij onze verre, woestbehaarde, en een tikje onbehouwen aanverwanten uit de primatenfamilie- de Gelada's in de Simien mountains. Ze leven op 3200 m ...

Debark in the dark, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

Debark in the dark

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... were no camping sites we opted for the Simien Hotel that we found in the Bradt guide book.  Budget hotels are quite cheap in Ethiopia…30  – 60 birr per person per night (R15 – R30).  We had dinner at the hotel’s ...

Day 40 - Simien Encounter, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

Day 40 - Simien Encounter

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

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... has been so I couldn't miss them out.  The night before I left I met with a German couple who were touring Ethiopia on a KTM640 (motorcycle magnetism is a fundamental force of nature).  He works for the government and she is on holiday ...

Hiking in Ethiopia, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

Hiking in Ethiopia

A travel blog entry by bruceandpetra

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... I known the road was so bad, I might not have gone! The poor Cruiser got shook to pieces, and by the time we got to Debark (nearest town to the mountain park) the hand-break (not Petra!!) cable had worked its way loose from the back right hub. To all you ...

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NOT......."A WALK IN THE PARK"

A travel blog entry by sgaudun

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... ;                       In Debark, I sipped draft beer and had a chat with a couple of young men on topics ranging from the "forbidden" topic of ...

Sankaber camp, Sankaber camp, Ethiopia travel blog

Sankaber camp

A travel blog entry by izzie

Sankaber camp    ...

Debark, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

Debark

A travel blog entry by izzie

Debark ...

Simien view bushcamp, Simien view bushcamp, Ethiopia travel blog

Simien view bushcamp

A travel blog entry by izzie

Simien view bushcamp ...

Simien mountains national park, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

Simien mountains national park

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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... visited so far... After a very cold (!) night in the tent, we went around a little bit more, and drove back slowly to Debark. We finally had some smaller problems (or discussions) with the park management, as they wanted to charge us for more than 2 days ...

we never met our mules, Simien mountains, Ethiopia travel blog

we never met our mules

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... still recovering from (I hope) with the help of antibiotics. The other reason is that the experience was too much like Ethiopia in general, i.e. everything was a lot more complicated than it needed to be, and it feels as though you are constantly ...

The Scenary From Heaven On The Road From Hell, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

The Scenary From Heaven On The Road From Hell

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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... of a great canyon of the world. At first we said 'it must be the Grand Canyon', but we soon realised it was Ethiopia's amazing Simien Mountains. And through this program we came to learn about the spectular bird, the lamagia, that soars around the Simien ...

Can you take a hint?  Can you take it over there?, Northern ethiopia, Ethiopia travel blog

Can you take a hint? Can you take it over there?

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... their homes. One is a university student, who gets around to asking me what has surprised me, either favourably or unfavourably, about Ethiopia. Not only an intelligent question, but just the opening I was looking for. After a list of things I've liked ...

4299 meters on the bike, Selam, Simien mountains, Ethiopia travel blog

4299 meters on the bike

A travel blog entry by miles1

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... morning. He wants to rush through Sudan to catch the ferry from wadi Haifa to Egypt  on the 7th . 1800 ks to do. I decided to catch the ferry a week later on the 14th so i could see a little more of  Ethiopia and Sudan. All good Cheers miles ...

Surprise!, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia travel blog

Surprise!

A travel blog entry by uglytroll

Trollīs mama never told her not to surprise men with guns. She ainīt scared of them anyway. Cliffs donīt bother her either. Much. ...

Great ride, Debark', Ethiopia travel blog

Great ride

A travel blog entry by miles1

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Axum to Deberk 30/11/09 250 ks It took 8 hours to do 250 ks. The  average speed was 27 km per hour. At one stage the GPS said 850 meters a while later it said 2900 meters. The riding was slow but incredibly beautiful with very challenging roads, ...

Hiking the roof of Africa, Simien, Ethiopia travel blog

Hiking the roof of Africa

A travel blog entry by travelwithjorg

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... to do a basic hike in the Simien Mountains since I am by now an experienced hiker and can take care of myself. I went to Debark to arrange everything from the main office. I ended up with an obligatory scout and would carry my bag myself. Total costs: ...

On to the Simien National Park, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

On to the Simien National Park

A travel blog entry by teirrac

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... landscape (unfortunately the fog makes it really hard to see the extent of the mountains) or the road. We finally reached the town of Debark at the top of the mountains and picked up a local guide and a "scout" (not sure what his job is yet...but he ...

Walking a river!, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Walking a river!

A travel blog entry by downtocl

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30th July saw a breakfast ready for us at Chez sophie per our request the night before, and a trip to the airport with our friend from the previous day. The plane was a little late but only about an hour this time and when we boarded Greg was there ...

Escape to the Mountains, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia travel blog

Escape to the Mountains

A travel blog entry by christen.smith

Sometimes, in the unremitting drone of a hardnosed city and the monotonous progression of various offices, meetings, and workshops, I am prone to forget the power and overwhelming beauty of this place, the thrill of the adventure I am undertaking. ...

Kind of the end of the earth, Ethiopian style, Debark', Ethiopia travel blog

Kind of the end of the earth, Ethiopian style

A travel blog entry by joann.copperud

Following our trek in the mountains we drove back through the windy roads to Debark which is typical of many impoverished Ethiopian towns. There were no paved streets and only one bank. It has one tourist hotel because it is the jumping off spot to ...

A love hotel and the great outdoors!, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

A love hotel and the great outdoors!

A travel blog entry by outbounders

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Selam, The Simien National park contains Ethiopia's biggest and most spectacular mountain range, the Simien Mountains. Located east of Debark, this small town is a convenient jumping off point for tourists wanting to explore the spectacular mountain ...

Why are there always problems with you Israelis, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia travel blog

Why are there always problems with you Israelis

A travel blog entry by helman

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We decided we would go to visit one of the most attractive sites of Ethiopia -  the Simien Mounains. A mountain range climbing up to heights of over 5000  meters. Although we only climbed ub to about 4500 we have to say that being fit  as a ...

Simien Mountains National park, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

Simien Mountains National park

A travel blog entry by chapdeluc

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... crevasses abyssales. Un des plus profonds trek de ma vie. 3 nuits dans la terre des hommes. 3h de véhicule de Gonder ā Debark, puis nous avalons des oeufs avant de rouler encore dans le parc. Ensuite, commence la marche. Terres arides ā perte de vue. ...

Chigarilla!, Debark, Ethiopia travel blog

Chigarilla!

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem

... me declining the offer of tissues we spoke for a minute and clicked on some kind of level. As the bus revved its engine, the boy’s face disappeared into the airborne dust and we continued towards the mountains through the gateway town of Debark. ...

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