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Travel Blogs from Gonder
- We head to Gondar to explore the old capital of Ethiopia. Upon arrival we head to Debre Berhan Selassie, perhaps Ethiopia's most beautiful church, followed by the Royal Enclosure. The town of Gondar is often described as ‘The Camelot of Ethiopia’, and when you approach the Royal Enclosure, situated in the middle of the town, it’s easy to understand why. ...
... clouds blew off within 10 minutes, allowing us to see the (according to our guide) 500m tall waterfall. We all agreed it was probably the highest waterfall we’d seen (using Niagara, Iguazu, and Victoria Falls as reference points). The impressive falls and view was well worth the very wet and cold walk. In a couple of days we will be leaving cold and wet Ethiopia for hot and dry Sudan.
Denny & ...
... with no money
for a bus, I had no other option than to push on for Kenya. If a bus was
affordable, I think I may have caved in. I just wanted out of that country.
After that ramble of complaints I should mention the many
positive experiences I had in Ethiopia.
I’d heard and read stories of travellers enduring hardships
and being randomly awarded soon after by a kind person noticing when a man is
in need. And luckily for me, I always
seemed to ...
... charge which the police found it hard to believe – ‘’but your English’’.)
There is no cash points in Sudan that work for westerners and the next available one in Ethiopia was 300 kms up a twisting mountain road. I stood outside the border post trying not to panick ; this was a bad situation.
But Sudan kindness shone through for me one final time when a sneaky 50 bir note was slipt into my hand. One of the policemen must of ...
... town to find some dinner.
It wasn’t long before we were swamped with kids high fiving us, wanting to give us gifts and asking for us to volunteer to pay for their education. There were a couple of helpful boys that took us to an amazing restaurant owned by an Ethiopian and a Scot (It was so good, we ended up eating lunch and dinner there the following day!).
Upon leaving, we discovered that the boys that had brought us there had waited all night in the cold for ...