Fasika Hotel

P.O.Box 568, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa

Dubai to Ethiopia

A travel blog entry by peterandjane


... but we shared the road with many mules, horses, cattle, sheep and goats. We found another nice B&B, and spent a relaxing few days here. The lake itself is about 84kms long by 66kms wide, is the source of the Blue Nile, and has about 30 monasteries on islands on the lake, most dating from the 16th & 17th century.

We took a slow boat out to see a few of these, but we thought the church visited in Gondar ...

Changing Altitudes

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem


... but then felt like a dick. Daniel said it was fine to take pictures but I didn't like it. He explained that in essence it was just a job or a way of life, therefore not patronising or voyeuristic to photograph, which I suppose I knew already. I was still happier just watching it and, apart from ducking when a stack of sticks narrowly missed my western scalp, I managed to stay out of their way and hopefully contributed by default to keeping their way of life intact, for now. ...


A travel blog entry by jennifersarah


... Monestary. It is here they say the Ark of the Covenant came at one time to be protected. The boat ride was a bit rough and rather slow. I'll never grasp why a ten horsepower engine would be used for a boat for fifteen people. In Addis Ababa we had some free time to explore but first I had to head to the Sudan embassy to get my visa. Luckily it went well for me and I am good to go for Sudan. Sadly, two people in our group Mike and Terri wanted to extend their trip ...

I'm back.......

A travel blog entry by braindoc21


... in the visa line up. Even 5th in line there was a 20 minute wait. I pitied the people who filled up the tail end of the line up. I also pitied the people who had the forethought to get a visa in advance as there appeared to be a new system in place this year – it turns out someone had decided if you had waited in the visa line up you didn’t need to rejoin the general queue so after being herded into a fast track line up I was cleared ...

How NOT to Interact with Street Beggars (Ken)

A travel blog entry by kwinters


... and a few smiles later, I finally decided I'd give the boy some money. In my naive mind they were working together so whatever I gave to one would be shared with the other. I pulled the money I had in my pocket out and handed a 10 Birr (about 50 cents USD) to the little boy. He was off like a shot with great joy.

The girl continued on her quest following us. Clearly, I was wrong about their business partnership arrangement. Another mistake I'd made was to let the girl see that I ...


This hotel, located on P.O.Box 568, Addis Ababa, is near Churches of Lalibela, Church of St George, and Derg Monument.
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