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I met the Belgi’s at 7am and we all had breakfast before hitting the road. I was excited about a bit of a road trip with people to chat to, rather than people with chat leaves. That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy the public transport in Ethiopia but, for a dawn to dusk journey, a bit of company and the ability to stop when required was very welcome.
Surrounded by three lawyers and a journalist, my own ...
... it didn't make me want to buy a postcard and it was only afterwards that I pondered whether I should have as payment for the attendant's leniency with the opening times. The moment had passed however and I jumped in a bajaj back up to the centre instead.
The sun dropped below the surrounding hills and the temperature dropped with it. I was starting to feel a bit sick for some reason. When you're in a place like this it could be ...
You! You! You! Farange! Farange! Ie. white person. This is what I have been called for 35 days and it is often followed by "highland" (water bottle), "pen", "shirt" as children ask for gifts often in a demanding way. One thing that has been very difficult for me on this trip has been seeing the poverty and having people beg. It started back in the Omo Valley where children would dance and do aerobics on the road as you were driving up and then wave as you were passing. I innocently ...
Committed to our ambitious 2 week itinerary, Alex and I were back on the bus! Unfortunately we did not have the luxury to spend an extra day recovering along the lake in Bahir Dar! Luckily Gonder was an easy three hour commute north, a rather comfortable trip with the exception of a stretch of road we nick named "road kill safari"!
We were greeted by name on arrival! ...
Well Angie and I got a lucky break with a lift from Gorgora back to Gonder. Took 1 1/2 hours rather than hours on a bus! Result! It's a really scruffy town but has some ruins dating back to the 16th century when the city was an important crossroads for 3 caravan routes including those to the Red Sea, Sudan and Egypt. The then emperor made the city his capital and built ...
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