Travel Blogs from Gonder
... music act who asked A and I to "shoulder dance" much to delight of locals. Sunset sadly didn't materialise. Recommendation for dinner from guy in gift shop and went to Four Sisters restaurant, which was a bit "traditional touristy" but food good and had teje (honey wine). Then staff did a very long traditional dance! Waiter walked us back to hotel. Took call from tour guy, Yohannes and agreed to go with him tomorrow (for $700 now feeling we had 'done' ...
... away from the crazy
city and said a very grateful goodbye to my host and new friend Colon. The
Frenchmen took me in and seemed quite happy for me stay in his small but cosy flat
- the only reason I left was due to the long awaited arrival of his girlfriend.
I've made a lot of new friends on this trip and Colon is definitely a keeper. I
headed south of the capital, more nervous than when I pedalled into the
country; this time I knew what was coming.
A very white ...
... to my eye to take a photo, they screamed and retreated to a safe distance. I took a photo of myself to assure them it was ok and slowly they crept back. The bravest young boy would step forward for a handshake causing giggles and many more little hands to appear. Sometimes they would prod my pale skin with amazment.
These towns wernt far from the road but were still very remote.Everything the people need is right there in their village and they have no reason ...
... in sixteen years. She was currently in training to become a nurse in the USA. She explained to me that unlike other African places, the Ethiopian men and women all dance together. They do this crazy shoulder fling thing where they don’t move their lower bodies and instead of just their shoulders, the women dance by thrusting their chests out as well!
The following day we had an early start as we booked ourselves on a two day/one night trek of the Simien Mountains. ...
... in preparation for our visit to Gondar.
When we arrived at Gondar, we went directly to our hotel - the Goha Hotel. Some people were disappointed because one of the guidebooks had rated it very highly and in reality it looked very similar to yesterday's hotel. However, we do have free internet that actually works and I got to call Kara and make sure she is all right and things are OK in upstate NY after all the news of the devastation by ...
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P.O.Box 182 , Gonder | 3 star hotelfrom $45