Travel Blogs from Ethiopia

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(day 35/121)   Rest Day 7 (Bahir Dar) (THURSDAY), Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

(day 35/121) Rest Day 7 (Bahir Dar) (THURSDAY)

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

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... across the lake, past a couple of islands with monasteries on them. In the 16/1700's Christians were persecuted by the ruler of Ethiopia so they disappeared into the area around Lake Tana - which was half the size it is now (been dammed to control the ...

Stage 27: Gonder to Farm Camp (116km), Farm Camp, Ethiopia travel blog

Stage 27: Gonder to Farm Camp (116km)

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

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... - first climb I've done since the day out of Sarfega in Egypt, a long time ago now - and I was ill when we entered Ethiopia and the hills started. 116km today with over 1,000m of ascent - temperatures not as bad as they have been - a cooler breeze on ...

Bishangari, Lake Langano, Ethiopia travel blog

Bishangari

A travel blog entry by tarik

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... swimming, because of the lack of dangerous Bilharzia protozoa. These little parasites live in snails and have infected most other lakes in Ethiopia, so taking a swim there might make it your last. We stayed in a newly built eco-tourism resort. I was a ...

(days 43-58/121)    SECTION 3: 'Meltdown Madness', Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

(days 43-58/121) SECTION 3: 'Meltdown Madness'

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

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...   Tour D'Afrique Pre Information 1,581 km, 14 days riding, 2 days rest average km per riding day = 113km (70 miles) Terrain: Ethiopia: 1800km in total; This country is also being paved over, our rote is now 80% paved, with about 25% of this in rough ...

The Artists!!, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia travel blog

The Artists!!

A travel blog entry by moneeza

Oh my, what a long long dayˇK I should say week this has been. So much has gotten done, and yet it is just the beginning. Weˇ¦ve come up with a new project for our African Womenˇ¦s Development Fund grant- itˇ¦s going to be greatˇK if we get the ...

Mercato, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Mercato

A travel blog entry by tarik

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... , a second will come, then a third, a forth and so on, untill you run out of money or time. Remember that this is Ethiopia, with a population of about 75 Million, of which at least 70 would be eligible for anyone's charity. So you normally do two things: ...

Frustration..., Addis Abeba, Ethiopia travel blog

Frustration...

A travel blog entry by moneeza

The past three days have been amazingly productive when it comes to working... We administered a focus group at Black Lion Hospital to 9 nurses. The turnout was good, though the participation of these nurses wasn't as active as I had hoped. I believe it ...

(day 31/121)   Rest Day 5 (Gonder) (SUNDAY), Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

(day 31/121) Rest Day 5 (Gonder) (SUNDAY)

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

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Serves me right for being so chipper and smug about feeling so much better yesterday - after my tasty early afternoon feast I couldn’t manage to eat anything else and by the time I went to bed was feeling rough again - the dreaded stomach cramps ...

Stage 26: Bush Camp to Gonder (107km), Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Stage 26: Bush Camp to Gonder (107km)

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

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Well, at some point in the middle of last night it's as though someone changed by batteries.  If you remember the advert for batteries - might have been Durcell - they had little rabbits that gradually all fded leaving just the Duracell ones running ...

Stage 29: Bahir Dar to Bush Camp (162km), Bush Camp, Ethiopia travel blog

Stage 29: Bahir Dar to Bush Camp (162km)

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

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I DID IT!!!!     162km with 1850m of ascent.  Was a Mando day - that means it’s a tough day and the time has to count for those who are being timed.  Over the whole trip your 5 worse times will be lost from your overall time - ...

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