Travel Blogs from Ethiopia

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fond memories, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia travel blog

fond memories

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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It was a day of memories. Ethiopia seems to be undergoing massive road construction and the majority of them are led by Chinese road crews using local labour. Early in the morning we spotted our first Beijing Jeep, exactly the same kind we used to have ...

Sabbath Bible Study, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Sabbath Bible Study

A travel blog entry by johnelliott

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... for 8 years and is very well versed in the Bible and can explain our doctrines well. However, the traditional religion of Ethiopia colors his understanding and application of them somewhat. It will be interesting to see if God is calling him as time goes ...

What goes down must come up, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

What goes down must come up

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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Today was an up day. It didn't rain one drop. This is important because we don't have to fold the tent away wet. We got the last of our clothes washed. My orange fleece was filthy. We picked up our Sudanese visas at the embassy at 3pm. No ...

In the heart of the Aksumite Empire, Aksum, Ethiopia travel blog

In the heart of the Aksumite Empire

A travel blog entry by vdc

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... deep gorges. As Aksum was the first town we visited without the company of our driver, we quickly realized that Northern Ethiopia is truly travel-friendly. Lines of hotel and tour operators are neatly installed at each airport, where staff is polite ...

Falls to take the blues away, Filakit, Ethiopia travel blog

Falls to take the blues away

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... arrived at the falls we were not disappointed. It is said that the falls lost it beauty because of the hydro-electricity plant, supplying Ethiopia with power. But we caught it on a good day and the water was falling strongly.  The falls consist of 3 ...

The Running On The Bulls, Turmi, Ethiopia travel blog

The Running On The Bulls

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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Day 82 Today: 160 km Total: 14,835 km After our tiresome tyre day yesterday, we wanted to approach the day with lots of caution and not drive too fast with Mzee. Our guide thus recommended skipping a village across from a river (with a ferry involved) ...

Lost in Lalibela's Labyrinth, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lost in Lalibela's Labyrinth

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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Lalibela's 11 rock-hewn churches are unbelievable. You really have to see it with your own eyes to believe it even exists. Lalibela ranks as one of the world's greatest religious historical sites in the Christian world and has earned a UNESCO ...

Getting High, Simien Mountains NP, Ethiopia travel blog

Getting High

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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Day 62 Today: 58 km Total: 12,103 km    After a rough, stormy night we woke up to find an audience waiting for us. The ‘guards’ we appointed the previous evening clearly didn’t do a very good job of keeping them away. We were ...

Mekele, Mekele, Ethiopia travel blog

Mekele

A travel blog entry by lilti

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... renegade Arabs) on Ethiopian soil, so these potential sins are no doubt looked over. Anyway, why the eleventh? Quickly and simply Ethiopia has thirteen months. 12 months of thirty days, and the last month catching all of the extra days in the 365 day ...

Ethiopian Airline Nightmare, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Ethiopian Airline Nightmare

A travel blog entry by hobartfamily

... with big screen tvs, washing machines etc. Never seen anything like it. Seemed like some giant group of people importing goods into Ethiopia. Never ever deal with Ethiopian Airlines. The line took 3 hours to check in! The the plane to Addis was so ...

Tribes of the Lower Omo Valley, Arba Minch, Ethiopia travel blog

Tribes of the Lower Omo Valley

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... back towards Addis Ababa and at breakfast in Key Afar we met a Japanese girl who had traveled Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and now Ethiopia who was looking for a ride so she joined us for the day to Arba Minch. We visited with the Konso tribe and ...

Last few days in Addis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Last few days in Addis

A travel blog entry by davidandamy

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... and beer. (2 birr per glass, or about 25 cents with tip).  Here is a picture at sunset. Our final dinner in Ethiopia was Castelli's, a resteraunt that we both agree to be the best Italian food we have ever had. It is truly a must for anyone ...

Night 41 - Shihedi, Shihedi, Ethiopia travel blog

Night 41 - Shihedi

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

On the way to the ...

Lucy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Lucy

A travel blog entry by gregd999

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... draped orange sheet on it, and talked into a microphone that crackled. Wonder if Simon Cowell knows about it? I'm really liking Ethiopia. It's a lot like India in terms of infrastructure, mini vans, dust and smog, but without the frenetic traffic and the ...

trip in trust, Debre zeith, Ethiopia travel blog

trip in trust

A travel blog entry by nameaboveall

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ETHIOPIA TRIP - FEBRUARY 2007 robert long robert nickill and a lady from england clare williams Day One: Flying into Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, at 3.30am the three of us were warmly welcomed by Pastor Bezabih and his son Jeremiah. Throwing our ...

Team Successes, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia travel blog

Team Successes

A travel blog entry by cangoafar

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... and needs assessments on the status of the Afar refugees, education, and health.  We are all back safely in Ethiopia's capital after an exciting, adventurous, and successful Mission up North to the Afar Region!  Two more days left to tie loose ...

Gondar and plane flight to Lalibela, Gondar, Ethiopia travel blog

Gondar and plane flight to Lalibela

A travel blog entry by roberton

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Alicia- we drove from Bahir Dar to Gondar and the road to our hotel was up a mountain and was being built. We went to see one of the only castles in Africa and the last Emperor kept lions in cages in the castle grounds. Iain -The plane flight was very ...

Churches of Tigray, Mek'ele, Ethiopia travel blog

Churches of Tigray

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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I found out some unexpected news which was there was not a group headed to Erta Ale volcano as part of the second half of the Danakil Depression tour until the following morning.  This wound up being a blessing in disguise because I found the ...

... fermati dalla pioggia..., gambel, Ethiopia travel blog

... fermati dalla pioggia...

A travel blog entry by sistercrystal

Questa mattina ci siamo svegliati alle 5.15 per poter andare ai campi come abbiamo fatto sabato scorso, ma sul pi bello sceso un'acquazzone che ci ha bloccati e quindi siamo rimasti in casa a terminare la sistemazione dei vestitini e delle scarpine. ...

Hiking in paradise, Dodola, Ethiopia travel blog

Hiking in paradise

A travel blog entry by brynandnate

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Has anyone read the children's book "Wump World"?  Or anything by Dr Seuss?  If so, look at the illustrations.  That is the crazy, bizarre, beautiful landscape we hiked through today!  We walked through short trees with tall, puffy ...

... pioggia e palloncini..., gambel, Ethiopia travel blog

... pioggia e palloncini...

A travel blog entry by sistercrystal

Questa mattina come una manna dal cielo scesa la pioggia insistente per circa 4 ore, dalle 06.00 alle 10.00 e finalmente ha annaffiato come si deve l'orto! Notavamo come la pioggia qui la senti proprio arrivare perch inizia a fare un caldo ...

... missione vestitini!, gambel, Ethiopia travel blog

... missione vestitini!

A travel blog entry by sistercrystal

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Il generatore ripartito! Ghilo riuscito a sistemarlo senza portare il pezzo a Gambela... le nostre scorte di carne e la nostra acqua calda salva! Anche oggi abbiamo passato l'intera giornata all’interno della missione dividendo vestitini ...

Day trip to Omorate - Day 7 of 10 Omo Valley Trip, Omorate, Ethiopia travel blog

Day trip to Omorate - Day 7 of 10 Omo Valley Trip

A travel blog entry by bigadventure05

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Today we are making a side trip to visit the Galeb tribe. 1 1/2 hour drive each way from Turmi to their village of Omorate. To reach their village one must cross the Omo River in a dugout canoe. Not just a canoe, a real dugout made from a single ...

Nice respite, but no water, Gonder, Ethiopia travel blog

Nice respite, but no water

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

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Strange place, we met up with Greg whom we met at Wim's House of Horrors and had a great evening. Visited the Castles dating from the late 16th century and it was nice and innocent. There was no real controls and we were free to wander around and photo ...

Day 14 - Dilla, Dilla, Ethiopia travel blog

Day 14 - Dilla

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

Hair: That Serbian guy who chases that American guy in Behind Enemy Lines Beard: That Serbian guy who chases that American guy in Behind Enemy Lines Distance Travelled: 2427km Frame of Mind: Culture Shocked Left Mega early and headed to Agere ...

A hot shower, what more could a girl ask for?, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

A hot shower, what more could a girl ask for?

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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Today was a day of varied scenery and temperature. At one point we were 3535 metres high, cold and windy. At another point we were staring into the deep gorges of the mountainside, dusty and damp from the long stretches of road construction. We ...

The tribe(s) has spoken, Jinka, Ethiopia travel blog

The tribe(s) has spoken

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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Day 81 Today: 105 km Total: 14,675 km This morning we visited another village.  They had slaughtered a cow earlier in the morning and all the men was sitting in a group, eating.  The women were in the huts, working with the intestines of the ...

Thousand year old stone churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Thousand year old stone churches

A travel blog entry by gary.rosewarne

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We arrived in Lalibela late and immediately headed over to the local mini-pub to watch the Germany vs Greece Euro match.  We met our guide at around 9am, bought tickets for all the churches and we were off to check out some ...

Robe, Robe, Ethiopia travel blog

Robe

A travel blog entry by izzie

Robe ...

Dinsho, Dinsho, Ethiopia travel blog

Dinsho

A travel blog entry by izzie

Dinsho ...

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