Me-go: Around-the-World

Where I Slept: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia


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First hotel room in Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia | 17 April, 2007 | $8.52

Driving after dark in Ethiopia wasn’t allowed since the war. I’m not sure how the private minibus companies got around the restrictions or if public buses were being extra careful. The minibus I arranged to take me to Bahir Dar, in Northwest Ethiopia, arrived at my hotel at 3am (an hour early) and took twelve hours door-to-door.

It’s hard to sleep in minivans, especially next to young men watching pornography on their phones. I’m pretty sure he wanted to be caught so I didn’t give him the pleasure of any reaction.

View more photos of Bahir Dar in the gallery.