Bole Ambassador Hotel Apartment
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... took us to more than 4,000 metres. We organized this before leaving home, and had a guide because tracks are unmarked, plus a compulsory scout, who carried an ancient 303 rifle and walked the entire distance in a pair of plastic sandals. He was there to protect us from wild animals (jackal, hyena & leopard), plus deter theft. He slept in the open every night close to our tent in temperatures around zero! He earned his keep.
So, trip 2 out of the way with and Daniel mentioned the possibility of food. My appetite hasn't been running at a normal level since being in Ethi-balls but this luckily means that it is now on a par with normal people and three meals a day has been fine with me so far. The sun was shining but again no hotter than about 25 degrees so really no excuse to say I'm too hot to eat, I ordered an enjera plate and a bowl of spaghetti.
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... men from killing each other (there was a vicious cycle of revenge murders). Also as tourists we pay for each photo as that is their form of income. It was hard to grasp this concept but without some money and living their traditional ways many people starved. In the Omo Valley I feel as though I can honestly say that is the hottest I have been in my life. The hot sun beating down, no shade, the windows of the truck open for air which was basically like a hot blow ...
here. I suspect many get turned
away at the door, sent home on bedrest knowing there is little that can be done
to help them. Some they can now
treat on their own with the knowledge and skills they have learned over the
years. But, they still rely on the
intermittent infusion of hardware and other supplies brought in by my myself
and others and when they run out the surgeries stop……….
... into a bank and exchanging US dollars for Birr). Yesterday, however, I had some money in what I'd assumed was a small enough denomination to give to one.
We decided to walk around an area during the daylight (our first time). We barely made it to the street from a parking lot, when 2 keen eyed beggars spotted us coming. Our white skin clearly stands out and the word on the street is that people of our skin color give 10-times as much as the locals. We were watched like hawks ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBole Ambassador Hotel Apartment Addis Ababa
Internet works well, food is great, location is prime
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