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TravelPod Member ReviewsFogera Hotel Gonder
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Up at 430 again to catch the bus from Shire to Gonder.
This is the absolute worst thing about Ethiopia- the bus leaves sooo early in the morning!
Hasn't anyone heard of 10AM?
Also, like the bus in Mek'ele, the gates are closed, everyone waits around, getting anxious, and then it's a mad dash/push to get onto the bus and get a seat.
When I got on there were no seats left, and a man stood up and offered me his.
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 ...
... of stone inscribed with 4 languages where a king announced his victories. This stone was actually found by local farmers which is interesting. We also visited the giant obelisks one standing 79 feet tall. One was fallen which is believed to have tumbled when or shortly after it was being erected. They are made out of one piece of stone and mark an underground burialsite. These were from a time when the moon god was worshipped. We went on a drive out of town to Yeha ruins which is ...
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! ...