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TravelPod Member ReviewsFogera Hotel Gonder
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After an early breakfast at the Regency hotel in Addis Ababa we had an hour flight to Gondar and then a 3 hour drive to the Simien park headquarters at Debark. En-route we had a cup of tea at Gondar and picked up some camping essentials (brandy) and at Debark we had our first taste of Ethiopian food - injera (large flat spongy bread made out of teff flour - like a cross between pancakes and crumpets) ...
... meat firfir so I just had a coffee, which this restaurant didn't have so they sent a boy to another restaurant to get one for me.
We chatted a bit- one spoke good English, one spoke a little, and the third none at all, but they were friendly and funny.
There was a big rock on the cashiers desk and the guy who spoke a little English brought it over to show me, then made me video tape him while he talked about it in Amharic.
... My ticket gave me entrance to the large baths used by the city's previously resident monarchs, but I had more pressing tasks at hand, namely to send a birthday card, buy some nail clippers and to trim my beard.
All of the above could have been avoided if I'd 1. posted the card from Heathrow 2 & 3 brought my own nail clippers and beard trimmers. I managed to remember the charger for the trimmers but having rubbed this all over ...
... when the Sudanese Dervishes (all new to me) ransacked the city and destroyed most of the detail of the city, leaving behind what you can see with your own eyes to this day - which is quite a lot actually.
I paid 200 Bir to enter the Royal Enclosure but declined to have a guide accompany me as it forced me to read a bit about it myself. King Fasilasdas ruled between 1632 and '67 and made Gonder the capital of his empire. His son Yohannes took over and ...
... standing structure in Ethiopia unfortunately surrounded by scaffolding but still cool to see. It was pre Christian era but then converted to a church. We interludes our history/church tours with a three day excursion in the Simien mountains. Lots of trekking and amazing views. Each day we got to pick between long and short trek (I did long two of the days - I know my mom and dad will be shocked as they used to drag me up mountains as a kid). We got to see gelada monkeys which are ...