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Bahir Dar was quite nice even thou I didn't get to see the monasteries on the island cause you first pay for the boat, then for the entrances etc..
The first day I went to see the Nile Falls and had a very nice hike there enjoying the views (even thou the dam built there takes away like half of the water that once used to fall down the cliff) …
Today we visited the famous Blue Nile Falls. Because of a hydro-electric plant the falls are just 1/3 their original size. Right after a plentiful rainy season the Blue Nile river is back to its original size and so are the Blue Nile Falls near Tis Abay. In any case, it's well worth to visit this mystic river.
Bahir Dar (Amharic: sea shore) is the Capital city of the federal state of Amhara Region. It is located at the shores of Lake Tana, the larges lake in Ethiopia. Lake Tana is one of the sources of the Blue Nile, which in Ethiopia is called Abay (Daddy - in the form of a respectful nickname for elders).
The city and the Lake have an …
Tuesday got off to an excellent start because I actually slept until my alarm went off (as opposed to waking up before dawn due to roosters/donkeys/religious prayers). Then, on the way into town, I saw a donkey-pulled cart with a full sized refrigerator standing on top of it. Fabulous.
The morning was action packed with sightseeing in …
Wednesday started with a trip to the Blue Nile Falls. (Random geography notes -- the Blue Nile merges with the White Nile in Sudan to form the Nile; the Blue Nile accounts for 80% of the water...and there are all sorts of politics around which country gets to use it. According to the locals, the Blue Nile has never actually been blue...some …
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Tana hotel is located at the shores of Lake Tana. It is a nice hotel with stylish rooms. The gift shop is reasonable priced and has a wonderful variety of items that round up a tourists desire. The restaurant offers a good and reasonable service as well. The location at the Lake invites you to relax and refresh.
The internet stick works here as well as mobile phones.
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