Travel Blogs from Gonder, Ethiopia

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Castles...in Ethiopia?, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Castles...in Ethiopia?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Today has some serious history packed into it.  We will be exploring the royal compound (home of King Fasilada), the Debra Berhan Selassie Church, King Fasilada's bath, Empress Metewab's castle complex.  Won't go into much detail.  If ...

Gonder part 2 - Christmas all over again, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Gonder part 2 - Christmas all over again

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... and I was spared any further bruising! Met Steven and Nat that evening for a few beers and food. I think I mentioned before that Ethiopia is on a different calendar - well today (Jan 7th) is Christmas day! No turkey and stuffing but went to a ...

Adventures in Flight I, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Adventures in Flight I

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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I am thoroughly enjoying our short little flights in tiny airports here.  It's refreshing to see how things can be done differently than the super-high security and formality of NA.  Today our passports were checked at the road before even ...

Gonder - Camelot of Africa, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Gonder - Camelot of Africa

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... and some cool black and white storks with bright orange beaks. Went to a church that was described as one of the treasures of Ethiopia for it's paintings, Debre Barhan Selassi Church. They didn't open when they should have. I arrived and I was alone, I ...

Party Like It's 1999, Gondor, Ethiopia travel blog

Party Like It's 1999

A travel blog entry by irax

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... bed and headed off to sleep again. There was no way I was getting on the bus today. I really am having problems in Ethiopia with my motivation. I'm supposed to be enjoying myself but the long bus journies are overshadowing my trip. The only way I could ...

Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Gonder

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Gonder in our entry from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia entitled 'Sudan to Ethiopia'. Cheers, K & ...

Surrounded by Africa’s Camelot in Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Surrounded by Africa’s Camelot in Gonder

A travel blog entry by vdc

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... as "Gordon Blue" (Cordon Bleu?) and “Tornado” (Tournedos?), read pretty comically though. Our first visit in Gonder was the Royal Enclosure, the site where various members of the dynasty founded by Emperor Fasiladas (reigned 1632-67) built ...

Colours That Unite, Gondar, Ethiopia travel blog

Colours That Unite

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... while we ate, which plunged everyone in complete silence and darkness, and only then were you reminded that you were in Gondar, Ethiopia. Start: Ghion Hotel, Bahir Dar, ETH. 09:08 End: Belegez Pension, Gondar, ETH. 18:00 Distance Traveled: 172 ...

into Sudan's great unknown, Gondar, Ethiopia travel blog

into Sudan's great unknown

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

What a great experience we've had in Ethiopia. We got our Egyptian and Sudanese visas sans problemes in Addis, got Foxy fixed again (AC is definitely busted, no parts available whatsoever), saw Lalibela's impressive rowk-hewn sites, visited the ...

Burger King, Gorgora, Ethiopia travel blog

Burger King

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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Day 65 Today: 171 km Total: 12,241 km    After a good night’s sleep on my double bed in a hotel you will only find in Africa, we started the morning with strong cappuccinos from the hotel restaurant. Slowly the caffeine kicked in and ...

Night 40 - Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Night 40 - Gonder

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

Back to Gonder for a pizza, pick up some last minute supplies/parts and get locked in a bathroom.  I had to fashion a screw driver from the shower head to unscrew the door frame.  That didn't work so had to unscrew the window frame to escape ...

Gondar and plane flight to Lalibela, Gondar, Ethiopia travel blog

Gondar and plane flight to Lalibela

A travel blog entry by roberton

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Alicia- we drove from Bahir Dar to Gondar and the road to our hotel was up a mountain and was being built. We went to see one of the only castles in Africa and the last Emperor kept lions in cages in the castle grounds. Iain -The plane flight was very ...

Nice respite, but no water, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Nice respite, but no water

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

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Strange place, we met up with Greg whom we met at Wim's House of Horrors and had a great evening. Visited the Castles dating from the late 16th century and it was nice and innocent. There was no real controls and we were free to wander around and photo ...

You, you, you!, Āykel, Ethiopia travel blog

You, you, you!

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... 8211; always a good idea to keep ones energy for a border crossing – today we’ll be leaving Sudan and entering Ethiopia.  The later than planned drive to the border was filled with lush green scenery and flowing rivers. We also got a ...

Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Gonder

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Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Gonder

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... describe Gonder as the "Camelot of Africa", but where Camelot is a fiction, Gonder is the actually happened.  Gonder is located in the northwest of Ethiopia.   On the shuttle to the airport in Lalibela, I met three Spaniards also on their way ...

Gonder/Gondar, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Gonder/Gondar

A travel blog entry by kyley

Up at 430 again to catch the bus from Shire to Gonder.  This is the absolute worst thing about Ethiopia- the bus leaves sooo early in the morning!   Hasn't anyone heard of 10AM?     Also, like the bus in Mek'ele, the gates ...

Close encounters, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Close encounters

A travel blog entry by jessicaboonstra

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Vandaag hebben we de drie uur durende reis van Bahir Dar naar Gondar afgelegd. Een heel afwisselend landschap, van bijna polderachtig plat en groen tot de eerste rotsige berghellingen. Het gebied hier is behoorlijk vruchtbaar en hoewel de mensen ...

Going, Going, Gondar, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Going, Going, Gondar

A travel blog entry by eriklang

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... why I’d decided to visit Ethiopia and the Simien Mountains in particular.  They requested my personal comparisons between Ethiopia and other nations I’d visited on my trip thus far.  They asked me which room I was staying ...

Gonder, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Gonder

A travel blog entry by longwalktour

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... . Described, by someone, as Africa's Camelot, Gonder is home to several castles dating back to the 17th century when Ethiopia was a wealthy nation with caravan routes to the Red Sea. Three wealthy rulers had built palaces in one compound in Gonder. ...

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The "Camelot" of Ethiopia

A travel blog entry by bruceandpetra

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... was the capital in the 1600’s. We spent 2 nights here, and visited the Royal Enclosure and Debra Berhan Selassie Church. I must say, if you find yourself in North Western Ethiopia, Gondar is well worth a visit and we enjoyed our time there. ...

Relaxing on Lake Tana, Gorgora, Ethiopia travel blog

Relaxing on Lake Tana

A travel blog entry by bruceandpetra

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... 8217;t me), and we saw many small black scorpions, which apparently sting like hell if you get stung. The best improvement of Ethiopia over Sudan besides the landscape is the fact that alcohol is readily available. On the first night at Tim and ...

The Northern Route, Bahir Dar and Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

The Northern Route

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan

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... to the expense of visiting some of the others located near the middle of the lake.  After Timket , one of Ethiopia's largest religious festivals, the number of tourists visiting this place dwindles making it difficult to find other travelers to share ...

Off day, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Off day

A travel blog entry by jessicaboonstra

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... . We hebben het geplande dagprogramma geskipt om gewoon maar zo snel mogelijk van de berg af te zijn en zijn terug in Gonder gaan bijkomen. De staf van het comfy Florida hotel, inclusief hun eigen vrouwelijke arts, vertroetelt ons alsof het niet op kan. ...

Camelot in Afrika, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Camelot in Afrika

A travel blog entry by jessicaboonstra

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Gonder is een stad waar geheimzinnige legendes en intrigerende geschiedenissen je op elke straathoek liggen op te wachten. Het was, na Axum en later Lalibela, in de 17e eeuw de derde hoofdstad van het eeuwenlang enorme en machtige Ethiopische keizerrijk. ...

The Mexican Standoff, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

The Mexican Standoff

A travel blog entry by spooky388

With the bus still not well, I was up in good time to go over to the mechanics. He wanted me there at 9am when he contacted his mate in Addis to get a price for a seal. That's a rubber part, not the aquatic animal. Bill was expecting a price of a few ...

African Camelot, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

African Camelot

A travel blog entry by spooky388

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... on fixing up the bus before we hand it over in under a week.  We used the spare time to view the castles of Gonder. A relaxing hour or so but I couldn't help feeling underwhelmed by it. There are similar and better castles in England.  After ...

bad road, bad driver, Gorgora to gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

bad road, bad driver

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... no sign of a bus. At 7 a truck started up and we agreed to 30 birr each for the 65 km trip to the ancient capital of Gonder. The first 15 km took a couple of hours on a very muddy road, at which point we could have transferred to a bus if we had known ...

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