Hotel de Leopol International
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... get a ticket for Awassa, then for lunch... I finally snapped a little, explaining I wanted to just walk up the street that took me towards my hotel, and would find all of those things on the way.
He bolted, without saying goodbye.
I shouldn't complain about having company, but this guy was giving me a headache.
So I wandered on my own, through the downtown area.
For being such a huge city, the downtown area ...
... in the St Mary of Zion church in Axum, and one solitary monk watches over the Ark, never leaving the church. Whether this is true or not no-one knows for sure. Our time here coincided with Palm Sunday celebrations, and pilgrims from all over have flocked here to worship and watch the Saturday procession. This wended its way down the main street, with participants happy and loud, and priests in their most colourful vestments.
... and was also very good at ignoring my insistence that I didn't need a guide. He walked with me to the Selam Bus (literally translated as 'Hello Bus') so I could buy my ticket 'oop North. To be fair I probably wouldn't have found it straight away and this is the issue I am struggling with, every time I try to break out on my own someone accompanies me and they actually help quite a lot.
Ticket booked for Bahar Dar or ...
... br> Robbing? Really? I pay for my own way here to try and
help his fellow countrymen and I am robbing them asking to be treated
equivalently? I guess they learn
it from the government. The
government runs its own hotel chain in which the ferenje price is 4 times the
locals. Likewise, it allows
Ethiopian airlines to charge us 3-4 times the fare for domestic flights. It just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy
... trekking in the Bole Mountains, but I was so impressed by Emanuel that I wanted to use him and felt this was a price worth paying.
That night I packed and met two English men. Billy was from Devon and was motorbiking from Cairo to Cape Town and Ed was going one better and cycling for charity from London to Cape Town. The were both very interesting and very friendly. The next morning I was up at 4.30am to get my bus back to Addis.