Ethio-Star Hotel

PO Box 531, Kebele 1, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Bahar Dar

White Lies and the Blue Nile

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem


... but it did. They were trying to charge ridiculous amounts for me and I guess Mush just thought on his feet and threatened them with the chance that an even larger group would come the following day if they just kept their instinct to rip off in check.

This wouldn't have been so bad but Mush continued this story all the way down to the boat that we took across the river and soon the guide picked up on this and started to ask related questions 'So, what time ...

Bean there Kumquat

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem


... to finish off the effect a little pot of incense is left burning next to the pot as you pour yourself a cup. I can't see anyone having the time for it when they pop in to Starbucks back home but with time on your hands it's a heart warming little pointless ceremony.

The bus journey was now a distant memory as I strolled the streets of Bahar Dar enjoying the colours and the friendly faces behind the fruit stalls. The streets were clean and lined with tall palm ...

The Journey Mistake to the Lake

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem


... sat there while the diesel engine ticked over for another 20 minutes or so. I eventually nodded off and then was rudely awoken when a member of staff asked to see my ticket, again! I've already showed you it, you took my bag then you escorted me to the door in case I was unaware of how to board a bus, then you confirmed that I was to sit in seat 35, then you came to seat 35 to check my ticket again. See you in an hour when you need to ...

Gravel roads and waterfalls

A travel blog entry by outbounders


... figuring out what bus to take, we spent 40 minutes sitting inside a smouldering hot bus waiting for it to fill with other passengers. Once we departed our journey quickly turned from a paved road to a bumpy gravel path, that would EVENTUALLY take us close to the Blue Nile Falls. When we left the bus station we thought, "wow, this is a really full bus," but soon realized it was only half full. When one person got off, two would get on, when two people got off, ...

Dancing like a chicken!

A travel blog entry by juliebowers


Spent today mooching about, and drinking coffee in the coffee houses - which seem to be full on men. Do they do any work? The Orthodox Christian population have now started their period of fasting - 55 days until Easter. Unlike with Ramadan, they do eat during the day, they just avoid animal products. Fish is OK though. Suits me fine I must admit!

I have now met up with a Scottish lady called Angie who is also ...

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This hotel, located on PO Box 531, Kebele 1, Bahar Dar, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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