Travel Blogs from Ethiopia

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Welcome to Shashamane Land, Shashamane, Ethiopia travel blog

Welcome to Shashamane Land

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... . I had to change some dollars into birr first. It took me all day because I had to use plastic. (Bring cash to Ethiopia. Most places have stayed out of crazy contracts with Amerikan corporations.) I told my hosts to go without me. I'd catch up with them ...

Feeling at Home, Shashamane, Ethiopia travel blog

Feeling at Home

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... they live on and the leaders who guide their daily dealings. I've officially decided to put off visiting the holy sites in northern Ethiopia. Due to a generous group discount, it's the same price for two people to fly around Ethiopia as it is for one. ...

Unforgetable Sights Of Lalibela And NO LUGGAGE!, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Unforgetable Sights Of Lalibela And NO LUGGAGE!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... Lalibela in Northern Ethiopia and we have been through massive security checks for an internal flight. Trouble is brewing with Ethiopia's near neighbour Eritrea and our destination is in this general direction. Why Ethiopia? Why Lalibela? Lalibela is the ...

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 & ...

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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... avoid it. I've since learned that the central corridor leading straight through the heart of the country, through Khartoum to Ethiopia is considered reasonably safe. I regret not doing it, but hope to visit the country someday in happier times). By ...

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

Addis Ababa - Heavy Security..

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... about scouring pharmacies we noticed that Ethiopia still has year 2000 millennium celebration decorations about the city, I believe Ethiopia celebrate Christmas in January so perhaps somehow this affects when the Millennium is celebrated? We then headed ...

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 ...

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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If you read my last blog entry you know I had a very eventful start here in Ethiopia. I took it as a great experience and learned a lot and have been able to share my experience with other travelers as a warning. I have had the pleasure of hanging out ...

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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The East I had been to the churches of northern Ethiopia, the rivers of western Ethiopia and the tribes of southern Ethiopia so I decided I had better see what eastern Ethiopia had to offer. I met a girl named Marit from Germany who had been ...

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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... made it great traveling with them seeing how they knew some of the local language and knew what the fair prices were. Ethiopia is horrible for overcharging foreigners. The castle we visited in Gondar actually had a sign showing the locals price and the ...

Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa

A travel blog entry by lilti

... airport. Its 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 ...

... missionari di Abobo..., gambel, Ethiopia travel blog

... missionari di Abobo...

A travel blog entry by sistercrystal

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Questa mattina io e Laura ci siamo dedicate alla cucina perchè avevamo "ospiti" ovvero sono venuti a trovarci Franco (di Abobo) e 3 missionari: uno del Trentino, uno dell'Emilia Romagna e uno spagnolo. Abbiamo preparato niente popodimeno che ...

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 ...

... missione mercato..., gambel, Ethiopia travel blog

... missione mercato...

A travel blog entry by sistercrystal

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La nottata è stata dura: abbiamo iniziato con l'inseguimento di un ragno e abbiamo proseguito con un sonno accompagnato da una sauna, in quanto Filippo col suo dolce peso ha sfondato l’asse di truciolato del letto e abbiamo dovuto dormire in un ...

Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa

A travel blog entry by lizallen

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First day and I soon realised that what I had been told about everything taking a long time in Ethiopia was true as the "5 mins wait" for the hotel shuttle bus turned into 35 mins. The journey from the airport to the hotel took me through streets teeming ...

The Karo and Body Art, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

The Karo and Body Art

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath

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It's 5am. It's dark and silent. The generator has not started yet. I was up first and with my torchlight on, set about getting ready for another drive through rough roads. (The generator kicked in shortly after as a special arrangement for our group ...

Hope this works, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Hope this works

A travel blog entry by genik

Quick entry... This is a new entry so I can send a notification to everyone. The proper post is below this one in the list but everything went pear-shaped before I could send it off. I think the only thing I'm missing at the moment is ...

Day 25 - En route to Harar, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia travel blog

Day 25 - En route to Harar

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

Day 25 - En route to ...

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 ...

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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... with the most prevalent mode of transport in the country – their own feet. We stopped at Debre Libanos, one of Ethiopia's largest and most important monasteries. It was founded in the 13th century by priest Tekla Haimanot, who is credited not only ...

DETAINED, Omorate, Ethiopia travel blog

DETAINED

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... , handshakes all around, gates opened, we were off again. Big sigh of relief. At exactly 15:13, we crossed over into Ethiopia. No border police controls, no immigration, no customs, nothing. Just sand and bare trees and some goats and a few tin huts ...

Day 13 - Cross the Border, Moyale, Kenya travel blog

Day 13 - Cross the Border

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

I'll write here soon but just to let you know that I'm safe and well and in Ethiopia.  Currently in Dila/Dilla. Heading off to Awasa for some chilling by a rift valley ...

Addis Ababa Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa Airport

A travel blog entry by oneeyedowlchild

Right before boarding in Heathrow, I met a group of 6 who were on their way to Rwanda for volunteer work. We got to talking and were having a rather good time of it, so when we landed in Addis we met up again in the Airport and so I spent the 90 or so ...

Wildlife starts, Migie, Ethiopia travel blog

Wildlife starts

A travel blog entry by gary.rosewarne

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We left Addis early and headed towards Arba Minch to camp for the night. The road was really good and we made great time. On entering the park we did some easy off-roading and made our way to river banks to camp for the night. There were loads of hippos ...

Crocodiles, Concentric Circles & A Very Long D, Konso, Ethiopia travel blog

Crocodiles, Concentric Circles & A Very Long D

A travel blog entry by shyam_t

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... of the road (which got me rather worried), yelling 'Highland, Hiiii-land!!' or 'YouYouYouYouYou!!!' The former is the brand of Ethiopia's first bottled water, and is a real collectible by the sound of it; the bottles are used to keep either milk from ...

ethiopia airlines...the best airline ever, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

ethiopia airlines...the best airline ever

A travel blog entry by laureneden

Because internal flights are so expensive in Africa, I tried to get to south Africa the cheapest way possible by flying to Ethiopia first. I was feeling grim at the thought of spending 1-2 days living in the airport but as both my flights were with ...

Lalibela's Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lalibela's Churches

A travel blog entry by davidandamy

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We saw many of the great churches in Lalibela. There are 11 main churches that are are located in the heart of the city.  One 200 birr ticket grants you access to all of them.  With the help of our amazing guide, Mario, we were able to visit ...

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