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  • Our Route to Alitena Posted by Ethiopia 2014 in Life In Ethiopia | Feb 14, 2014
  • Our first week13/02/14 So after a few delays we arrived in Mekelle on Saturday. We flew Dublin to Heathrow and then on to Addis Ababa. Our flight on to Mekelle was delayed by a few hours and we ended up stopping at two Posted by Ethiopia 2014 in Life In Ethiopia | Feb 14, 2014
  • Naar Addis Ababa20 september. Marsabit, Kenia Marsabit ligt halverwege de horror Moyale (grensplaats Ethiopie/Kenia)-Isiolo weg. 500 Km over de Trans Africa highway was 500 km over de slechtste weg van Afrika. Maar dat is niet meer zo! De helft van de eerste Posted by Jan-en-Anneke in Van Kaapstad naar Ca├»ro en verder | Sep 29, 2013
  • Lalibela HudadYared told us he had organised a mule ride to 'the lodge' which was lovely and overlooked the town of Lalibela. Tia would ride and we would walk. It sounded great so we used the hotel WiFi to Google some info Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 21, 2013
  • Life in EthiopiaToday we went to the Hilton to let Tia have a swim and to use the WiFi to write some blog. We stayed at the Hilton 8 years ago when we came to collect Tia so have fond memories of it. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/587133/large_6CB2E3C42219AC6 Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 4, 2013
  • Axum and its obelisksAfter a great flight in an almost empty Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8 Q400 we landed in Axum which is right up near the Eritrean border - a trip made all the more exciting knowing that Ethiopia and Eritrea are not Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 24, 2013
  • Graduation partyOur hosts invited us to the university graduation party of their cousin at a house behind the Norwegian Embassy in a district full of gigantic and beautiful diplomatic compounds. Apparently the biggest and most impressive in Addis is that of the Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 28, 2013
  • Farewell to Family & Ethiopia !Our last day was hectic ! We collected Tia's Mum and sister and visited the relative who took Tia to the orphanage. We had met him 8 years ago and it was great to meet his family. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/587133/large_538DBBCB2219AC68 Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 30, 2013
  • Lalibela street kids' homeWorld Families Australia purchased a small house in Lalibela to help some of the 1500 shockingly young homeless kids who eke out a living on the streets, mainly as shoe shiners. 15 boys and girls share the small house, have a Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 21, 2013
  • Lalibela and its churchesWe flew from Gondar to Lalibela and had a crazy bus ride up the mountain to the town expecting all our luggage to fall off the roof any second ! Constructed by Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 20, 2013
  • Simien MountainsAn early start saw us heading up into the the beautiful and impressive Simien Mountains to the north east of Gondar with our driver Mulu. We bought our ticket at the National Park headquarters and collected a local guide and a Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 18, 2013
  • Bahir DarWe flew off from Addis to Bahir Dar in the north to begin 12 days of travelling solo without our friend and guide Yared. Bahir Dar is on the shore of Ethiopia's biggest lake, Lake Tana, which is famous for its Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 14, 2013
  • Ethiopian coffee ceremony The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a great example of their hospitality. It is a mark of friendship and respect. Firstly fresh grass is scattered over the floor and the smell of incense burning is welcoming to guests. Our host Zebideru sat on a Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 2, 2013
  • Daughters of CharityToday we had the privilege of meeting and spending the morning with Sr. Brenda from The Daughters of Charity. World Families (Australia) have helped support this charity and their project work. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/587133/large_93519 Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 3, 2013
  • Museum, Palace & PizzaToday we drove up into the Entoto Mountains outside Addis Ababa passing miles of the ubiquitous gum trees, donkeys and runners. Ethiopian athletes do their training on the mountain roads and with the capital at 7700 feet above sea level and Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 5, 2013
  • Lunch at Dashen RestaurantMost houses in Ethiopia have enclosed compounds behind high walls and huge, fancy gates. Similarly, many restaurants and cafes are hidden behind nondescript facades. A wonderful oasis can be found hidden away from the chaos and noise of the street. I Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 3, 2013
  • Gondar and its castlesWe hired a minivan and driver in Bahir Dar and had a great trip through typical Ethiopian rocky hills to the city of Gondar. We are staying at a lovely hotel o Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 16, 2013
  • Beautiful birdsToday I saw a bird which I thought was incredible! Here is the story about the bird. Well we were sitting out on the terrace at the Goha hotel in Gonda having something to eat. Then, all of a magical Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 17, 2013
  • Wondo GenetThis morning we visited a fish market before leaving Hawassa. Locals catch fish then clean and fillet it. At nearby stalls locals come to eat all sorts of "fishy" dishes at makeshift cafes overlooking the water. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/ Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 12, 2013
  • Monkey businessToday, when we were having breakfast something unusual happened. Here is the story. I was having a regular breakfast with my mum, dad and our friend Yared when all of a sudden a monkey appeared. It was over near my Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 12, 2013
  • An interesting boat rideThis afternoon in Hawassa we took a boat ride on the lake to see the hippos! Unfortunately it was pretty choppy water so it made for an interesting trip! You may not be able to make out the hippos but we did Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 11, 2013
  • Meeting Haile GebrselassieToday we travelled to Hawassa to stay in a hotel for a night. On the way we stopped for a coffee at the Haile resort owned by the famous Ethiopian Olympic runn Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 11, 2013
  • Bulbulla and the cow!We headed to Bulbulla a small community about 15 mins from Lake Langano. We had arranged to meet Sr. Ababa Kidane who was here setting up a new project for The Daughters of Charity. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/587133/large_C0ED65942219AC68 Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 10, 2013
  • Heading southToday we headed south in Yared's van to Lake Langano. We left a bit later because my dad had been sick over night after he ate some scrambled eggs at a cafe. Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 9, 2013
  • Meeting my extended familyI met my extended family!! I found it very emotional and so did my family! I met one of my cousins who looks just like me! She is older than me but I am taller than her! I also met Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 7, 2013
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