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we mostly liked the Debre Birhan Selassie and the royal complex
27th - The new spring was fitted and we crossed the border into Ethiopia. Drove for the rest of the day till nightfall and reaching the small town of Yabelo. We had picked up Brook who would be our guide into the Lower Omo Valley, which hosts some of Africa's most fascinating and colourful ethnic groups - along with Ethiopia's worst roads. The plan …
... Back down for lunch of pasta - seeing walia ibex and many baboons en route - before departing in truck that was fixed and arrived from Gonder. Cloud had rolled in by this point so glad to be heading off. Long bumpy drive back through national park - we'd walked a long way! Some hairy patches of mud so deep we almost flipped the truck a few ...
... alone, behind a tree or bush far from the road,
once in a ditch used as toilet. But I don’t think I ever found peace for longer
than an hour without a local finding me and gathering his friends to have a
look. Snoozing on the thorny ground I’d remove the hat from my face to see a
row of staring children and no matter what I did, they stayed there, watching
me sleep and holding out palms to whatever I pulled out of my bag.
Eventually I couldn’t ...
... to waste such a luxury I stayed on the saddle all day bearing the relentless blast from the midday sun. As well as the tail wind powering me on, friendly farmers in rattely tractors encouraged me to grab hold for the hike and a chat.
For two days I kept up a brilliant average speed and arrived at the border town to Ethiopia much sooner than Id anticipated. My map was a reciept with a list of towns written on the back and I was at the end of the list - two days ...
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