Ras Amba Hotel
Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa
... bar came running out after me, and I told her I wouldn't pay for the alcohol, that was up to Thomas.
Him and I got in a fight on the street and finally he gave her some money and we were off.
By this point it was also getting dark.
When we were changing buses we ran into one of Thomas' friends, who joined us on the next minibus.
That's when we got into more trouble.
We went through a police check stop, and because ...
... plus on the last day, we saw walia ibex and klipspringer antelope. Much of the hike was along the escarpment edges, but we had to descend several times which meant a hard steep climb back to the canyon rims. The steepness would have been hard enough at low level, but doubly so at altitude! Campsites were very basic, but we had a cosy red tent, good meals, and it was an awesome few days.
On the way back to Gondar, our ...
By creating the effect that I was actually at Merkato to shop, and not just a gormless tourist with a slightly red neck, it dawned on me that an Ethiopian sim card would come in handy. The next time someone politely stopped to kiss my hand or tried to make me buy some turmeric or a gold chain I could tell them that I'm only here on sim card business.
Kibrum stopped me and soon convinced me that I wouldn't find one on ...
... and spread of the beam to optimize the pictures but none
of the buttons on the machine work anyways so my teaching points are lost on
Most of the issues here in the OR are the product of the
hospital administration. They seem
to have invested essentially nothing into improving the surgical suites. Instead they are completely reliant on
their surgeons canvassing their western colleagues ...
... point. However, they have built a memorial to the hundreds of thousands who were tortured and killed by the Derg next to the square - the Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, which I went to see. Actually there are no sign posts anywhere, so I had trouble finding it, until a helpful young man pointed me in the right direction. ("Now I've helped you, you can help me". "OK, how much?")
Back to the hotel for dinner. Lamb roast for under $4, so it looks like food is ...