Arba Minch Tourist Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arba Minch
... receive another mouthful from a different member of the family almost as soon as we had received the last one! As it was 'popped in' we had no idea what we had just been given!! Speed eating was required and a good appetite!!
Sleeping arrangements were interesting. We did wake up, as did the family members, in the same clothes we were wearing the day before.
... material benefits they have seen through their membership.
In the afternoon we went to the lake that the SHG had talked about, and went on a boat, and saw some hippos and crocodiles, as well as lots of birds and fishermen on rafts and nets. It was a beautiful place and very relaxing.
We then went back to the hotel to pack ready to go off to spend the night with some of the families from the SHGs - of which more later...
Met local groups early today, which was inspiring. Fantastic
Later visited the Dorzi tribe, very high up. What a drive.
Did not do the lake.
Some struggling with health - So blog is very short.
Sick in the stifling heat is no fun; in fact sometimes there is no place like home!
Assuming good health, will stay in families tomorrow.
All is going well but would love the food poisoning / bug to pass quickly.
... someone spotted zebra and gazelles - Grant's gazelles?? I saw the zebra but not the gazelles. As we wound our way around the plains, we saw the little groups of Burchell's zebra much closer up as well as some birds - kory bustards, secretary birds, and maybe fish hawks. Other people saw some gazelles and I did see one with nice horns before we left the plains.
As we made our way out, Barbara spotted 2 little dik-dik and she was very pleased. Then we ...
... green vegetables (not counting cabbage).
Somewhere we stopped on a hillside lookout and got to take photos of kids and a mother and baby. The mother asked for money and deserved it - the kids didn't get any for their performance of singing unless Kibrom tipped them. We had stopped earlier by a bridge where we took photos of people as well - mostly little boys. It still feels uncomfortable.
Our final stop was Chencha, a Dorze village ...