Travel Blogs from Ethiopia

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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 ...

Yetale Abera bet?, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Yetale Abera bet?

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... plantations - we actually think they are ensete plants - or false-bananas - since they are a particularly important staple in southwest Ethiopia. Lush bright green lined the road thickly for miles and miles. We arrived at the 'lower' part of town, ...

Nechisar National Park - bitten by a tsetse fly, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Nechisar National Park - bitten by a tsetse fly

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... . What a wonderful morning! We thanked Abera profusely for such a good drive. I think this will be a definite highlight of both Ethiopia and our Africa trip as a whole. After sorting out our new accommodation - which as well as being cheaper is also ...

Lovely Lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lovely Lalibela

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Lalibela, Lalibela - one of the 8th wonders of the world.  Filled with churches carved out of rock.  These buildings are not erected from the bottom up, but carved from the top down.  Many are even carved our of a single piece of ...

Exploring the Highest Region, Shashamane, Ethiopia travel blog

Exploring the Highest Region

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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Monday, I visited Ras Mweya, another contact from Christopher in NC. He produces righteous educational videos and comics about Ethiopia, Shashamane and His Majesty. He introduced me to sister Tibebwa, from Ireland, who is also trained in permaculture and ...

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

My Ethiopian Send-Off

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... It was good mixed with ambo water, a locally bottled fizzy mineral spring water. I also got a full dose of chat my last night in Ethiopia. Bumzy asked me to write her report on the subject of design, so I chewed chat and wrote my heart out for a few ...

Meeting Friends, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Meeting Friends

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... at the level of education!  This man apparently has a brother who is living in Canada.  He to wanted to welcome us to Ethiopia and have us to his home for coffee.  After much convincing (2 was just too much) we agreed to see his home and ...

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. ...

Churches Rock!, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Churches Rock!

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... , and I appreciated the churches all the more for hearing the history and legend behind them. If you (dear reader), ever come to Ethiopia (and I highly recommend you do), Lalibela is a must. Yes, it's a hassle getting here. Yes, you will get hassled by ...

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 ...

Bahar Dar, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Bahar Dar

A travel blog entry by irax

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... had developed thanks to a constant mist in the air generated by the falls. However, due to the excessive rains that Ethiopia experianced before I arrived there was too much water for the hydro plant and the waterfall was temporarilly restored to something ...

African arrival, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

African arrival

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... ~ A bit of Addis Ababa ~ Harar ~ Lake Awassa ~ Arba Minch ~ Nechisar National Park ~ Moyale ~ Ethiopia Summary ~~~~~~~~~~~ Day the First - in which disaster is narrowly avoided, and the missionaries get into position. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...

Moyale - the bad place, Moyale, Kenya travel blog

Moyale - the bad place

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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From journal: "Another two day bus ride and a new country. Moyale is not a good start to Kenya. The crossing between the two countries seemed to go smooth enough. This was somewhat aided by my "fixer" Hakim who latched onto me at the bus stop. ...

The Worst Road in Africa, Somewhere in the middle of freaking nowhere, Ethiopia travel blog

The Worst Road in Africa

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... the sometimes divergence of African reality to anything else, about two weeks before there had been a raid of about 200 bandits from Ethiopia into Kenya for cattle.  A battle ensued where about 17 raiders and a number of locals were killed.  As ...

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

Addis Ababa - the Return

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... influences from places like the Sudan and Egypt. There is very little resentment towards white people, at least that I experienced. Ethiopia is also only one of two African countries that was never colonized by a European power. It was briefly ...

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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... with the hindsight of the horror to come in northern Kenya, I grow almost misty eyed at the simple, bone shattering rattle of Ethiopia's roads - like the missed caress of a lover's touch.) The up and back from Lalibela did inspire me to come up with ...

Psycho caterpillars, Nazret, Ethiopia travel blog

Psycho caterpillars

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Day the Fourteenth - in which not a lot happens. We see the same stretch of road as two days ago, only from the other side of the bus. Oh, and camels. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Up at 4.30am for a little scuffle in the dark as we tried to find someone to ...

Mule ride up to the monasteries, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Mule ride up to the monasteries

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... from around the world. She didn't offer this for payment, but simply because she enjoyed the company, liked to help westerners experience Ethiopia, and because she liked to get postcards. She was adorable. She was also sick. I don't know if it was ...

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 ...

Goodbye to Bradt's bird guide to Ethiopia, Yabello, Ethiopia travel blog

Goodbye to Bradt's bird guide to Ethiopia

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... one is in the works so it won't be up-to-date for very much longer. Yeneneh wanted it so he could read up on Ethiopia and improve his English. There seem to be large crow-like birds everywhere, and since the roofing is all metal whenever they land and ...

The Last Injera, Moyale, Ethiopia travel blog

The Last Injera

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... I could eat. Stef had an injera, and I was miffed that I couldn't eat 'The Last Injera'. Our penultimate gesture to Ethiopia wasn't a true indication of our feelings. We have found Ethiopia to be mostly a wonderful country. However, having been ...

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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... it was, as almost every day we'd have to pack up and fly to a new city, however the sights were spectacular. Ethiopia is a very religious country steeped in biblical history. There are traces of Jewish settlements predating Christ, as well as strong ...

Hot bus ride to Dese, Dese, Ethiopia travel blog

Hot bus ride to Dese

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... is a very garlicky mush of injera and tomatoes. - Kocho is the grey stodgy slices that are an important staple in southwest Ethiopia. We were served it with kitfo. But, back to Dese. The rest of the afternoon was spent wandering around sorting ...

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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... luck maybe I can persuade a few of you to consider it as a holiday destination yourself.... That's if I actually like it myself afterall! Ethiopia also represents my last month of travelling, it's 14 down, 1 to go! I'll be in Scotland again before I know ...

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

Addis Ababa - the Doldrums

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... exchanged greetings like this, it is also a very affecting one. Another common act is that of friends feeding each other. Eating in Ethiopia is almost always a social event. I was told a saying that Ethiopians use - "A man who eats alone is like a ...

Getting to Lake Tana, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Getting to Lake Tana

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Day the Fourth - in which Antoneh starts to chafe, and we learn the Art of Sleeping on Ethiopian Buses. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Up very early again for our second attempt at getting to Bahir Dar. We walked in the grey pre-dawn light to the bus ...

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 ...

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