Travel Blogs from Ethiopia

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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 ...

Touring Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Touring Addis Ababa

A travel blog entry by teampandaheroes

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As a continuation of yesterday's blog post we woke up at 9:30AM. We were still very tired from irregular sleep pattern last night. We went to the lobby and had a complimentary breakfast which included a lot of coffee. By time we were finished it was ...

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 ...

It's Wednesday!, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

It's Wednesday!

A travel blog entry by neongreenfruit

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It's morning! I woke up at 3am and was awake from then until 5:30am then fell asleep till 6:30am hopefully I slept enough! Jetlag is frustrating! All ready for the day! Can't wait to see what we work on today! ------------ I know I said earlier in ...

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 ...

Happy Birthday to Me!, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Happy Birthday to Me!

A travel blog entry by neongreenfruit

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AAAAANNNNNDDDD there's still no internet... It's been out (the Internet) almost two days. I wish I could say I took it in stride, but I totally didn't. At the end of the day today I broke down and cried. Today is my birthday, I was supposed to be able ...

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.. ...

Poop, poop, poop and hills, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Poop, poop, poop and hills

A travel blog entry by paigerrides

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... the point of breaking, and now is recovering well, but at what cost? Nothing can prepare you for the bush camps of Sudan and Ethiopia, unless you have a cow field at home you camp in with poop and animals. the kids are another thing, I have yet to ...

... 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 ...

Sunny, 27 and tuk-tuks, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Sunny, 27 and tuk-tuks

A travel blog entry by paigerrides

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... have complained about things, but they must be reminded, we are in Africa. If we were in North America I would say something, but Ethiopia this is grand! Actually left the hotel to visit the castle and church in Gonder. What a lovely city. Was clean ...

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