New Fesica Hotel

Dessie, Amhara, Gonder, Ethiopia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gonder

Early Start, Late Flemish

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem


... underneath to keep it cooking away while you eat it. The usual enjera came rolled up like little hot towels at symmetric ends of the metal serving tray and you make like an Ethiopian and scoop up as much meat as you can fit in your pancake.

Back on the road and we tried to find a little church on a hill to break up the monotony of the drive but some confused looking locals told us it was forbidden or something to that ...

Time to Get High

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem


... Debra Berhan Selassie, a church that avoided the wrath of the Sudanese by chance as thousands of bees happened to swarm out at the time of attack. It sounds like one of those likely stories but everything I have read and everyone I have talked to has told the story without a hint of irony so I will assume that this is the official line on why the church is in such good shape.

I walked in and had a look but appeared to be disturbing a service, there were ...

Mundane Chores in an Ancient City

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem


Passing more sturdy stone buildings and cages where tigers were kept until the early 1990s, I still found it difficult to imagine a prosperous, working kingdom sitting right here around the same time that the pilgrims were landing at Plymouth Rock and the bubonic plague was reeking havoc in London.

The weirdest thing about history is that most of it is true and this thought stayed with me as I wandered out of the enclosure and back into ...

Ethiopia Part 2

A travel blog entry by jennifersarah


... which are unbelievable! These churches were all each carved out of one block of stone. I couldn't imagine the planning and skill that went into creating these and the ramifications of one mistake! The idea was that these churches would be the new Jerusalem and orthodox Christians now make their pilgrimage here instead of Jerusalem. Some of the churches are connected by a network of tunnels including one long completely dark stretch we went through that is supposed to represent ...

Tim and Kims

A travel blog entry by juliebowers


... women and children first. It was a total scrum with people pushing to get on. The conductor was physically pushing people along the aisle and even he had to turn people away. In all my years of travelling I have never seen anything quite like it. Another couple of hours and a couple more stops, we arrived! The journey took 3.5 hours, but a another couple took 6 hours for the same journey.

Tim and Kim are a Dutch ...


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