Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa
... From here down to Moshi, Tanzania, however, it was an old propeller plane, with a stop at Mombasa on the way. So 4 airports all together, going all over Africa, for what could have been a short hop straight from Lusaka to Moshi. Oh well, all fun and ...
-----I used my days to try to get things done. Mostly, I tried to figure out where I should go from Addis.
-----To the north? I could learn the Amharic language, with its rich literature and its alphabet of two hundred letters. However, the Amhara people were Christians and Muslims, wore Western clothes, and may not have interested me that much.
-----To the Omo River Valley of the south? In this remote area, people ...
... help, and it did. Days later and the gin was still helping quite a bit, with conversation, sleep and general well-being.
A breakfast stop in a small town was a total mistake and we may as well have carried on into Addis. It took an hour to make three coffees and a few plates of some scrambled eggs that tasted of kippers. When Micha politely refused to eat the eggs, the owner quickly ran to the back to make an identical plateful for him. He couldn't refuse a ...
... so it is hard for me to compare. In a word I can describe it as chaos –
complete and utter chaos.
First of all, there are no lanes. One day, a long time ago, there might have been lanes but
currently there is not even a remnant of one anywhere in addis that I have been
able to find. So really it is a
free for all. Sometimes there are
two lanes of traffic, sometimes four, depending on the mood of ...
... a run for it jumps up on bull number one then runs across the other 3 turns around and does it again. Did I mention he's pretty much naked? No being shy here. If a boy fails to jump the bulls he cannot select a girl for marriage and must wait another year to jump so its important to succeed the first time. After the jump the crowd disperses and the ceremony moves to the boys home for a large feast. The entire event takes 3 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDamu Hotel Addis Ababa
The Damu Hotel is near the airport on a main road into Addis. The hotel was OK for the most part and the staff were pleasant. There is a restaurant attached that I did not use, but it seemed very popular.
i had a few issues - I need light to read and I wasn't able to get my bed lamp replaced until my second day there. I was annoyed that they did not allow me to take their airport shuttle to the airport to retrieve my lost bag and set me up for what I felt was an expensive taxi ride back to the airport that is 1.5 km from the hotel according to their cards....even though I didn't use the airport shuttle to or from the hotel during my stay.
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