Me-go: Around-the-World

Where I Slept: Gonder, Ethiopia


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Gonder, Ethiopia | 20 April, 2007 | $7.39

The cobblestone streets of Gonder were more fun to explore than Bahir Dar and the downtown area had a lively group of teenagers hanging out, eating pizza and drinking expresso. There wasn’t many places in Ethiopia where I could find Western food but this was one of them. By nightfall I was safely behind the metal doors surrounding my small hotel’s parking lot, but I made the most of my three days here. I ended up staying much longer than I would normally in towns like these because the travel time between towns is so long. I wasn’t eager for the ride to Lalibella—a two-day journey by bus.

View more photos of Gonder’s castle and more in the gallery.