Me-go: Around-the-World

Where I Slept: Dessie, Ethiopia


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Hotel room in Dessie

Dessie, Ethiopia | 26 April, 2007 | $2.84

It took two days to get to get to Lalibela and another two days to get back to Addis Ababa. Although I would have liked to head as far North as Aksum it was long, lonely trip and I decided to head back South. Traveling in a country with so few ways to get money means that you have to be very careful about watching your budget.

Dessie wasn’t of much interest, and the few hours I had after getting off the bus was spent finding food and watching some sort of parade or demonstration in the street on my way back to the hotel. I shot some videos of the bus trip to Dessie, during which I had the good fortune to hear Staying Alive translated into what I assume is Amharic. You can see the rest on Vimeo.

Ethiopian Rally at Dusk from Megan Kearney on Vimeo.

Half Full Bus in Northern Ethiopia from Megan Kearney on Vimeo.