Travel Blogs from Gonder
Pictures from Hypertravel: 100 Countries in 2 Years (Backpackers' Guide to the World and the Soul) by Hardie Karges, more info at http://hyper-travel.blogspot.com/
... a complete pro. 2.5 hours later arrived in Debark after journey the guide called African massage! Bidded farewell to guide and scout with tips, then drove 1.5 hours on much better road back to Gonder. A had some "chat" en route from cook. Arrived 1800. Met Germans again in hotel we'd recommended. Had joint dinner of shiro at Quara Hotel - not great. ...
... Our final activity was a gamble. The clouds had been rolling in, limiting visibility to mere metres, yet we all wanted to see the impressive waterfall that was around an hour and a half walk away. We rolled the dice, and headed out into drizzle, occasional heavy rains, rare hail, and trails of slippery rocks and mud. When we arrived at the closest view of the waterfall the sight was obstructed by cloud. Fortunately luck was on our side ...
... and pushed Allan back to
the road, preferring the option of the blistering hills. Often when I sat up or
moved suddenly, the crowd of locals stampeded away as if fearing I owned some
dangerous, super-human power - even the grown men did. Home had never seemed so
far away. It felt like a place separate, with no comparison to anywhere else Id
The mixture of the elements broke me and at times left me
clinging to a scrap of shade by the road close to ...
It was almost like Ethiopia had crept up on me, like Sudan wasnt big enough. I new this next bit would be tough and had a cup of tea before crossing the frontier.
The border town Metema wasnt a place to hang around. Unfortunatly for me but true to the trip, bad organisation had caused a problem with the border police. I had a stamp missing on my visa and had to pay a fee which soaked up the remainder of my money. (I actually didnt have enough money ...