Travel Blogs from Bahar Dar
... was about an hour and a half, and from the village we hiked towards the falls.
We crossed the Nile over an old Portuguese bridge, walked past young girls selling scarves and small leather purses, through fields of chat.
Chat is a plant that's popular in Ethiopia and Yemen.
People chew it, usually with peanuts because it tastes bitter and is pretty disgusting, and after you chew a LOT of it it acts as a mild stimulant.
... my hand on my shorts, god knows what the woman wiped her entire forearm and elbow on.
The sights that are becoming normal to me now were all around me, donkeys pulling carts, young boys carrying live or dead chickens on a pole over their shoulders, metre high stacks of peanuts and a pile of lentils big enough to play hide and seek in.
We sat and had a drink that starts with c and ends with e, I feel like something that starts the same but ends with a t ...
... long reeds ((I think))) as we made our way out in to the expanse of water that stretches 96km from North to South and about 60 or so from occident to orient. We saw plenty of interesting birds flying about but despite them being interesting I wasn't interested. I was happy to watch as the Israelis struck awkward poses with their long lenses and asked question after question about mating habits and migration patterns.
My eyes were more drawn to the group of ten or ...
... taxing and treacherous journey.
Before taking a bus in Ethiopia, travellers ask how many hours will it take to reach the destination… this is not how things work here, travel time is not measured in hours, rather its measured in days. Luckily for us, Bahir Dar - a lakeside vacation spot for local Ethiopians, is now only one day away by express bus.
The bus begins at 4:30am, but will not depart until 6am (typical of African Buses!!!), on ...
... injera with portions of beetroot, lentils, salad amongst other things. I ordered a local St George lager (as in St. George and the Dragon - also depicted o the murals) which turned out to be frozen! Lager slush - quite refreshing!
We then headed off to the bus station to catch a minibus to Gonder which took about 3.5 hours.
Not the prettiest of towns, we checked into our hotel had a bit of a wonder before dinner. ...