- Meeting T'Hitna's familyWe had thought about this day for the last 8 years and knew it would be emotional. Tia was understandably nervous and unsure about what to expect. Yared (our Ethiopian friend and trusted guide) drove us to the town in Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 2, 2013
- ARRIVAL IN ADDIS ABABAWe landed in Ethiopia 5:30 in the morning!! When we arrived at the guest house where we are staying for a week we introduced ourselves to the family who run the guest house. The place is called Oziopia! The family Posted by tia-saz-fitz in Tia's terrific travels | Jun 1, 2013
- Fast FoodWe're alive! I know it's been awhile (more like a month) since the last post but trust me finding any type of connection in Africa is next to impossible. When you do, like right now....this is what you get. Another Posted by moseyingmizuiks in Morning Coffee | Mar 1, 2013
- Lalibela & Ciao Ethiopia!Ok so we cheated, we booked a flight from Gondar to Lalibela following our traumatic bus experiences – but how could we resist at USD $50 instead of 2 days driving facing previous conditions?!
Lalibela is probably the main tourist Posted by moseyingmizuiks in Morning Coffee | Feb 3, 2013
- Gondar, the Simien Mountains & a little thing called TimkatNo crazy minibus stories this time around. It was a non-eventful 3hr journey north to one of Ethiopia’s most celebrated historical cities. Except for the fact we delayed the start of our ride by 45 minutes since we misunderstood Posted by moseyingmizuiks in Morning Coffee | Jan 26, 2013
- Bahir Dar, Lake Tana & the Blue Nile FallsHello & sorry for the delay, our internet connection is getting worse the more we travel! We wanted to share some photos of our time in Bahir Dar.
Following our traumatic journey to Bahir Dar, we were happy to arrive at Posted by moseyingmizuiks in Morning Coffee | Jan 23, 2013
- Addis and the magical bus journey to Bahir Dar...Oh Addis! With a registered population of over 3 million (more like 10million if you ask anybody else) you can see why the capital city of Ethiopia is dirty.
Usually you can find yourself to be enamoured with a city within Posted by moseyingmizuiks in Morning Coffee | Jan 17, 2013
- Back to basics...We finally made it to Addis Ababa, the date in Ethiopia is 5th May 2005 (as we know it, 13th January 2013), the time is 2.35am (as we know it, 8.05am) and we can finally relax after a traumatic and Posted by moseyingmizuiks in Morning Coffee | Jan 13, 2013
- Africa 5 - and Final...As you've probably gathered Uganda was going to be a hard act to follow. It turns out that Ethiopia is a complete contrast which is probably a good thing! Even though we'd arranged a 2 week tour we didn't know Posted by zburgman in Around the world in 79 days | Nov 22, 2012
- Ethiopia: Part 1Being the excellent procrastinator that I am, I have waited until the eve of our next trip to write about East Africa. Turns out I’m not as good at posting regularly without Gabrielle’s encouragement, but here is part 1 of Posted by 3ifBySEA in Senegal and Beyond | Nov 11, 2012
- ETHIOPIASo my PC somehow sent the 1st version of this post into cyberspace and I had to rewrite it - so de-motivating. The file somehow got corrupted because the software on this work laptop never really worked right despite hours Posted by bswan in ATW Tour 2012 | Jul 24, 2012
- Enjoying Ethiopia's Capital
After our whistlestop tour of northern Ethiopia, we were glad to get back "home" to Susanna's place in Addis. We enjoyed a few days in the capital and also a weekend trip with Susanna to Lak Posted by Grantandhelena in Grant and Helena's world tour 2012 | Jul 18, 2012
- A Steep Climb to Heaven
When we got into the car in Axum, we were brazing ourselves for a bumpy ride through nothingness on our way to Gheralta. Nothing had prepared us for the scenery along the dirt road. The r Posted by Grantandhelena in Grant and Helena's world tour 2012 | Jul 15, 2012
- Did The Queen of Sheba Really Cook?!
Sometimes a great deal of fascination for ruins and old tombs are needed to fully appreciate a place. In hindsight, we probably didn't have what it takes in Axum. All these Ethiopian ch Posted by Grantandhelena in Grant and Helena's world tour 2012 | Jul 12, 2012
- Bahir Dar and Gonder
From the mountainous setting of Lalibela, our next stop was the lakeside town of Bahir Dar, which sits at the source of the Blue Nile on Lake Tana. We flew to Gonder and then hopped on a Posted by Grantandhelena in Grant and Helena's world tour 2012 | Jul 11, 2012
- These churches rock!
Perhaps it's a sign of our ignorance, but at first there weren't many obvious stops for our tour around Ethiopia. But, if there was one place we knew we wanted to see, it was the rock c Posted by Grantandhelena in Grant and Helena's world tour 2012 | Jul 6, 2012
- Hello Africa
We were sorry to leave Iran after such a brilliant stay there, but excited at the prospect of seeing a new continent. From Tehran's Imam Khomenei airport we took an Iran Air flight dow Posted by Grantandhelena in Grant and Helena's world tour 2012 | Jul 4, 2012
- Toilets Gone Wild: Starring EA PassengersI've decided that not everyone is cut out for squatting over public toilets, especially those who can't aim whilst cruising at 35,000 ft.
We arrived in Addis Ababa at 0630 hrs the next day.
It was interesting to see that there Posted by Wirth in Summer 2012 | Jun 26, 2012
- One Day Closer To HomeThe kids have been seeing their relatives and friends nearly every day and even did a two night sleepover! We still see someone new every day... and have even met the dreaded relative who wants to monopolize our time, which Posted by najona3 in Return to Ethiopia | Jun 12, 2012
- One Very Full DayWhat a full day! No wonder the kids are already in bed fast asleep... tonight at 7:00 p.m., last night by 8 p.m., the night before by 7:00. Do you suppose they will be bringing these bedtime habits back to Posted by najona3 in Return to Ethiopia | Jun 5, 2012
- Blue Devils and BruisesWeather Update: Apparently it the hottest just before winter. Weird, huh? It also tends to be hot in the morning, cool during the day, and warm again in the evening. So it has been a muggy 80-85 and then 60 Posted by najona3 in Return to Ethiopia | Jun 3, 2012
- We Made ItWe are in Africa! Our adventure has already been an adventure.
Arriving at the Denver airport I scanned my passport to check-in. "No travel record found." Hmmm. I tried the credit card I used to book our tickets. "No travel record Posted by najona3 in Return to Ethiopia | Jun 1, 2012
- Day 210–The ‘Missing Link’ Works For Ethiopia Border ServiceA morning coffee reinvigorated our senses as we posted our cards home and complained to yet another cafe owner about his frank racism and the need for a more philanthropic attitude to cafe ownership in Ethiopia. We had his Habesha Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Apr 28, 2012
- Day 209 - Ironwork and FuneralsTo say we woke to our alarm at 5am would be a lie. We hadn’t really slept. We had a long day in the making and it would likely get longer. It had been a freezing night and even then, Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Apr 28, 2012
- Day 208 – The Best Picnic EverThe office of the Ethiopian National Parks was open when we arrived. Inside we asked how many different fees we would have to pay for two days entry. The young man’s answer was non committal but he did begin to Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Apr 28, 2012