Category: Ethiopia

  • Where I Slept: Dila, Ethiopia

    Dila, Ethiopia | 3 May, 2007 | $3.40 One day on the bus from Addis brought me to the unremarkable town of Dila, for an overnight stop on the way to the Kenyan border. It was so unremarkable that the photo above is the only one I have from the trip. Enjoy!

  • Where I Slept: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (one last time)

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 2 May, 2007 | $7.95 Arriving back in Addis, I did a little souvenir shopping, visited the restaurant with Mexican food and made arrangements for my flight to Madagascar. Sometime while I was up North my bank canceled my ATM card, leaving me unable to pay for my hotel bill or […]

  • Where I Slept: Dessie, Ethiopia

    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 […]

  • Where I Slept: Lalibela, Ethiopia

    Lalibella, Ethiopia | 25 April, 2007 | $7.95 There was no direct bus from Nefas Mewcha to Lalibela and the local buses heading East were filled to standing capacity. Despite getting to the bus before dawn all were already full. Before I could think about my next move an official came by and kicked people […]

  • Where I Slept: Nefas Mewcha, Ethiopia

    Nefas Mewcha, Ethiopia | 22 April, 2007 | $2.27 The two Americans I traveled with in Southern Ethiopia flew to Lalibela from Addis and came back before I’d left town again. Good thing they came back, because they forgot to pay their hotel bill and stored all of their luggage in my room. I took […]

  • Where I Slept: Gonder, Ethiopia

    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 […]

  • Where I Slept: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia (third night)

    Bahir Dar, Ethiopia | 18 April, 2007 | $8.52 The hotel grounds were lovely, with flowers and a lakeside location, but it was run by indifferent staff and had few travelers to talk to. My first room had no hot water and I spent hours trying to change rooms. Looking back, I don’t know why […]

  • Where I Slept: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

    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 […]

  • Where I Slept: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (again)

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 13 April, 2007 | $7.95 After eleven days driving around it was nice to start exploring by foot again. I hadn’t had any time to look around when I first arrived so I visited the museum when Lucy is kept, walked through the market and came down with a horrible case […]

  • Where I Slept: Awasa, Ethiopia

    Awasa, Ethiopia | 10 April, 2007 | $7.60 Finally back to a descent-sized city! We arrived late in the day and walked down to the shores of Lake Awasa where local sweethearts walked hand-in-hand along the shore, sharing snacks and watching the sunset. There are a few photos of the trip to Awasa and Awasa […]