Yilma Hotel

near Old Airport / Mekanisa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Hotel

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Back in the Big Smoke

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem

... so he subtly scooped it all onto my plate after I had forced myself to finish what I could. Micha got a big smile on the way out despite his empty stomach and clean palate, whereas I got a huge scowl to add to my gargling belly and North-Sea flavoured taste buds.

The roads were fairly flat and straight now, the rolling green hills of the previous day gave way to duller, drier scenery again as we gradually rose the best part of 2,000 metres to the altitude of ...

Mayhem on the streets

A travel blog entry by braindoc21


... day at rush hour is beyond me. The estimates are that 7-9 million people live in Addis now. I am not sure how many cars there are
now but given that Meskel square is located in the center of town I am guessing
atleast 100,000 cars pass by there every day.

And no discussion of Addis is complete without mention of
the modes of transportation available here. The poorest people pile onto buses. For a couple of ...

Addis, Bus Travel, Malibu Storks and Lake Storms.

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


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I arranged to meet Emanuel the following day and then joined up with Aloys and Charlotte for a boat trip to go and see the resident lake Hippo population. As soon as we had charted a rickety wooden boat and set off the wind picked upland the sky went very black. Our boat had an outboard motor that soon began to struggle and we started taking on rather a lot of water. This being the dry season I was not duly concerned but lightening ...

The Mayhem of Mercato and Forty Springs

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath


... and because the overwhelming majority of cases go away on their own, most rural Africans consider malaria a minor ailment, the way we might think of the cold or flu. Many rural people also believe that malaria is caused not just by mosquitoes but also by other factors. As a result, while we see the nets as a lifesaving gift, they see them as a discomfort that provides only partial protection against a trivial illness.)


Buses and planes- culture shock time

A travel blog entry by brynandnate

... to pass the time until our 02:50 AM flight... but by the time we arrived in Addis, we had only about 30 min until the museums started closing, so we parted ways (too briefly!) with our dear Germans, and got in a taxi to go to Ghion Hotel. It was billed as "an oasis" in Addis, and it was. It had flush toilets, running water, computers with internet, food, and most importantly, no one heckling us or staring at us. We did not need to try to get anywhere or ...

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This hotel, located on near Old Airport / Mekanisa, Addis Ababa, is near Churches of Lalibela, Church of St George, and Derg Monument.
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3.50 of 5 stars Very Good