Travel Blogs from Ethiopia

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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 ...

Lalibela adventures, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lalibela adventures

A travel blog entry by roberton

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Iain - We got to see amazing churches cut out of a single piece of rock hundreds of years ago. There were six churches in the first group and once I got home I got to see the Milky Way because there is very little light pollution and Africa is a great ...

Time to Hayk?, Lake Hayk, Ethiopia travel blog

Time to Hayk?

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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Day 72 Today: 268 km Total: 13,120 km    None of the Tabasmu tour members celebrate their birthday while we are on tour.  So we decided to celebrate everyone’s half year birthdays.  It is basically an excuse to eat something ...

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 soon as we arrived in Gonder we headed to the Goha Hotel to check in only to find the reception had made a mistake leaving us without a reservation and the hotel fully booked. It was extremely frustrating, and offers to send us to an equivalent hotel ...

…da Gambella ad Addis Abeba…, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

…da Gambella ad Addis Abeba…

A travel blog entry by sistercrystal

Nottata senza sonno, senza ululati e rumori vari… dopo un po' che guardavamo il soffitto ci siamo alzati alle 06.00 abbiamo preparato i bagagli fiduciosi di partire e siamo andati a messa alle 07.00. Questa volta non era più in nuer, ma in amarico ...

…Addis Abeba così normale e così diversa!, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

…Addis Abeba così normale e così diversa!

A travel blog entry by sistercrystal

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Sveglia ore 06.30, colazione con biscotti buonissimi e S. Messa alle ore 08.00 tenuta in aramaico ma con un rito di tipo orientale. E' una funzione molto strana e diversa da quelle alle quali siamo abituati ed è ricca di gesti particolari e di preghiere ...

... Lago Tata..., gambel, Ethiopia travel blog

... Lago Tata...

A travel blog entry by sistercrystal

Sveglia alle 06.30 per gita di ferragosto al Lago Tata. Ci ha accompagnato come autista Ghilo e come guide turistiche Ojulu e Samuel. Dopo 11 km circa dalla missione siamo arrivati sulle sponde del Lago Tata; lo scenario era suggestivo in quanto l'acqua ...

... villaggi di Gog..., gambel, Ethiopia travel blog

... villaggi di Gog...

A travel blog entry by sistercrystal

Mattina dedicata alla messa qui alla missione e al campo Nuer ma questa volta non alla Chiesa/capanna Oly Mary, ma alla St. Piter and Paul, nonchè alla seconda. Non siamo riusciti in queste domeniche a vedere la terza, Oly Spirit, ma non escludiamo di ...

Danakil Depression - Dallol, Mek'ele, Ethiopia travel blog

Danakil Depression - Dallol

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... vehicles there was Rebecca, Verena and Bridget, all 27 year old Swiss doctors who were on vacation for about 3 weeks in Ethiopia and a Spanish (actually Catalonian) couple traveling through Ethiopia for a few weeks as well.  Due to the proximity to ...

Wim's House of Horrors, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Wim's House of Horrors

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

Arrived in Addis and headed to Wim's Holland House where there is room for overlander vehicles to park. Unfortunately there was a party happening at Wim’s restaurant and the band had a singer who I am sure thought she sounded nice!! Tone Deaf.. ...

... braccialetti..., gambel, Ethiopia travel blog

... braccialetti...

A travel blog entry by sistercrystal

Giornata trascorsa fra sistemare, aggiustare, riordinare come sempre tutto quello che capita a tiro interrotti solo dalle coccole per i bambini! La particolarità di questa giornata è che abbiamo ricevuto in regalo dalle bambine del coro dei ...

Last day of hiking, Dodola, Ethiopia travel blog

Last day of hiking

A travel blog entry by brynandnate

Today we hiked out from our 3rd cabin back into the "big city" of Dodola.  We started the day from our chilly hut, with bellies full of porridge and peanut butter or porridge and honey, and climbed back on the horses.  We had been spoiled again ...

Last Call for Beers!, N 13 14.120'  E035 51.368', Sudan travel blog

Last Call for Beers!

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... to camp in the police compound, we decided to keep driving for about an hour and then set up bush camp. Coming from Ethiopia, where the people there are lighter-skinned with a more 'European-looking' face (a hint of some Italian mixing from generations ...

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 ...

Visiting a school in lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Visiting a school in lalibela

A travel blog entry by davidandamy

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... to the principal we went to observe two kindergarten classrooms, a new addition to the school funded through a charitable organization named Plan Ethiopia.  Being able to see an age group I am so familiar with in such a different setting was so ...

Lalibela to Debre Birhan, Debre Birhan, Ethiopia travel blog

Lalibela to Debre Birhan

A travel blog entry by london_to_ct

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Day 33 We hit the road at first light and slowly made our way towards Addis Ababa. Our progress was hindered by the mass of people, livestock and the rising and falling from between 1200m to over 3500m once again. Nearing sunset we were still 170km short ...

Debre Berhan to Dila, Dila, Ethiopia travel blog

Debre Berhan to Dila

A travel blog entry by london_to_ct

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... Rift Valley for the first time and seeing some of the lakes in the area, we hit Dila, a small administrative town in Southern Ethiopia. Here we found another average "Hotel" and were lucky enough to catch the local bank before it closed. While Dave was ...

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 ...

Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Bahir Dar

A travel blog entry by izzie

Bahir Dar ...

Dejen, Dejen, Ethiopia travel blog

Dejen

A travel blog entry by izzie

Dejen ...

Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa

A travel blog entry by izzie

Addis Ababa ...

Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis Ababa

A travel blog entry by izzie

Addis Ababa ...

Robe, Robe, Ethiopia travel blog

Robe

A travel blog entry by izzie

Robe ...

Saneti plateau, Saneti plateau, Ethiopia travel blog

Saneti plateau

A travel blog entry by izzie

Saneti plateau ...

Rain, Excitement, and Ethiopian Hospitality, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Rain, Excitement, and Ethiopian Hospitality

A travel blog entry by ecsflemings

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... are dependent Bible centers of the Ethiopian Emmaus ministry.  There is so much potential for growth in and through Ethiopia:  Well established offices all over the country Vision to reach Amharic speakers in other nations Vision to reach ...

Ethiopia 2, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

Ethiopia 2

A travel blog entry by hans-jenny

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Today it is Jenny's turn to update the blog and give you my impressions of  Ethiopia, a country with 80million people living in subsistence.  A very poor country used to foreign aid for too many years. The younger generation, as young as 2years ...

Yay! Am in Gondar!, Gondar, Ethiopia travel blog

Yay! Am in Gondar!

A travel blog entry by marrakeshtocape

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... . Is not like I've been going up to people and saying, 'Hello. Nice to meet you. Did yopu know I'm a Christian?', but, since Ethiopia is a very religious country, I've been asked a few times if I'm a Christian or what religion I am, and always feel bad, ...

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 ...

Lost Ark? Why, It's Here in Axum!, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

Lost Ark? Why, It's Here in Axum!

A travel blog entry by eriklang

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... there wasn’t much to do there, it’s nice to know that I’ve seen the battlefield every schoolchild in Ethiopia knows about.  I’d reserved my next day solely for the purpose of seeing the home of the Ark of the Covenant.  ...

Getting Stoned, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Getting Stoned

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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Day 71 Today: 99 km Total: 12,852 km  We drove to Lalibela looking forward to seeing the rock churches.  We have all heard about the great rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, but could it really be that good?  We arrived in Lalibela and ...

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