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After a gorgeous morning in Gonder, I headed to Bahir Dar in great spirits.
I took a minibus through the mountains, and unfortunately three people were getting sick the whole time :/
The mama in front of me kept sucking on a lime, which I had learned the other day helps with motion sickness!
But it was not helping her.
It was raining and the windows were closed, which was also probably not helping anyone.
We were pretty ...
... recognisable European-ness cannot hide my status as a faranji or foreigner, but Mush was able to wear both hats, speaking perfect Amharic to the locals then turning to chat to me in London slang.
Mush had to make up some ******** story about my family coming to visit the next day and that I wanted to have a look around first so I knew a little bit about what I would be showing them the following day. I still don't quite understand how this story got us a ...
Waking up surrounded by a mozzy net always makes you feel like you've been moved into quarantine while you slept. I couldn't even stretch my arm out to turn my irritating phone alarm off. There was no hot water but a cold shower suited me fine and I washed and made my way to the hotel's restaurant for some more traditional coffee. It was served in a uniquely shaped ceramic coffee pot that rests on a woven stand, on top of a bed of grass, which in turn was on top of a metal ...
Faff faff faff, what a bunch of faffers! 'Please arrive at 4.30' I had been told when booking my bus ticket, then the guy at the guest house told me to get there for 4.45, the taxi was late and I got there for 5 but I was still 45 minutes early. The Selam Bus staff had us all lined up as if we were going through airport security then we stood there in the cold while they made a song and dance about bugger all. We finally got on the bus at 5.35 ...
... english speakers. Maybe we did need help - so back to the crowds!
We were taken from one bus to another and each time we were assured "this is the right bus, this will take you to Blue Nile," but every time another local would say, "no, it is over here!" Through this confusion, Alex grew doubtful and decided it might be best to call off our trip, but this was our initiation to local transport, so I suggested we better learn sooner than later!