Addis Ababa - Heavy Security..
Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
435Trip End Dec 31, 2020
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Where I stayed
Next morning we were up and down the street searching for the most important item missing in our luggage, Larium or other malaria tablets
While we were out and about scouring pharmacies we noticed that Ethiopia still has year 2000 millennium celebration decorations about the city, I believe Ethiopia celebrate Christmas in January so perhaps somehow this affects when the Millennium is celebrated?
We then headed back to the hotel to catch our shuttle to the airport, for our final leg to Lalibela. This turned out to be quite an adventure too. For some reason the main drag to the airport was closed, so the shuttle was forced to take side streets and back lanes, revealing a side of Addis usually unseen by visitors. One thing which had already begun to stand out, was the security measures with extra airport searches and armed guards at city crossroads.
Then we were in the air winging our way over picturesque mountains, valleys and over Lake Tana the start of the Blue Nile which eventually dumps its water at Port Said in Egypt.