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  • BarhirdarThe trip to Barhirdar was an experience! My first problem was getting into the domestic terminal. The security guard at the entrance thought I was lost and kept trying to convince me to go to the International airport. I obviously Posted by gunny64 in Ethiopia Adventure | Jul 1, 2016
  • Addis AbabaWith much trepidation, I ventured into the chaos of Addis Ababa. I tried to book an organized tour but I appear to be the only tourist in Addis today. All the companies needed a minimum of 2 people. So Posted by gunny64 in Ethiopia Adventure | Jun 29, 2016
  • The long tripHow do you pack for this sort of trip? I'm told it is 'wet season' so hot, humid and muddy (remind me again why I'm doing this!). And I have to protect against those nasty malaria-ridden mosquitoes. I was Posted by gunny64 in Ethiopia Adventure | Jun 28, 2016
  • Addis Abeba... capitale d'AfriqueDernier jour sur les terres éthiopiennes... Nous quittons Mekele tôt le matin pour voler vers Addis Abeba. Nous avons toute la journée pour découvrir la capitale. C'est une ville qui bouillonne, dans un pays qui ne demande qu'à croître. Le café Posted by bloomglance in Dallol et Erta Ale | Apr 18, 2016
  • Retour vers Mekele3h... Guy nous réveille... Petit déjeuner et on plie bagage! Les dromadaires et leurs très jeunes guides sont prêts... Nous descendons les premiers 150 mètres de dénivelé à pied car le terrain est pentu et il faut ménager les Posted by bloomglance in Dallol et Erta Ale | Apr 17, 2016
  • La caldera du volcan Erta AleLa nuit fut douce... Bercés par un petit vent frais nous avons dormi jusqu'aux aurores. Le campement s'anime... Petit déjeuner sous abri, et nous partons découvrir de jour le volcan. [img=http: Posted by bloomglance in Dallol et Erta Ale | Apr 16, 2016
  • Sur la route du volcan Erta AleLe groupe a fondu 8 sur 14 partent vers le Erta Ale point chaud se trouvant au fin fond du désert du Danakil, à l'est de Dallol. Nous prenons une autre route serpentant à travers les roches stratifiées... La plaine Posted by bloomglance in Dallol et Erta Ale | Apr 15, 2016
  • A la découverte de MekeleNuit reposante et rafraîchissante à Mekele... Le groupe se divise, 5 courageux vont affronter la cuisine locale. En tuktuk, sorte de mobylette carrossée, nous partons en quête d'un restaurant typique. Après avoir trouvé la porte fermée d'une Posted by bloomglance in Dallol et Erta Ale | Apr 14, 2016
  • Le lac Karum et les travailleurs du selLa nuit fut relativement plus fraîche (30 °C) permettant un peu de repos. Nous reprenons les 4x4 pour rejoindre les canyons de sel rose situés à l'ouest du plateau de Dallol. Avec un énorme plaisir, nous retraçons la route que nous Posted by bloomglance in Dallol et Erta Ale | Apr 13, 2016
  • Dans la fournaise du volcan DallolPersonne n'a bien dormi... Mais beaucoup ruisselé... Et pour cause, la température nocturne est restée autour de 47 degrés... Il a fallu attendre une maigre "fraîcheur" pour s'endormir un peu. Après un bon café, nos 4x4 fendent l'horizon à travers le Posted by bloomglance in Dallol et Erta Ale | Apr 12, 2016
  • Sur la route de la dépression du Danakil9h30... Nous sommes fin prêts pour le départ. Nous allons rouler à 5 4x4... Mekele est à 2000 mètres d’altitude, mais curieusement, la route vers le désert du Danakil situé sous le niveau des océans commence par une longue montée. Posted by bloomglance in Dallol et Erta Ale | Apr 11, 2016
  • Arrivée à MekeleArrivée à Addis Abeba sous un ciel gris... Le terminal accueille des vols du monde entier. Quelques minutes d'attente et le visa de touriste est en poche! Direction le hub local... Salle d'attente frustre, mais avec de sympathiques chaises longues qui Posted by bloomglance in Dallol et Erta Ale | Apr 10, 2016
  • Return to AddisSpent a nice day in Harar just walking around mostly. Lots of little alleyways in which to wander....really lively Muslim market with veggies, meat, baskets and the like. We took a tuk tuk a few km out out Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 27, 2016
  • Highway to HararSo what was supposed to happen yesterday was this: We were to wake up in Mekele and take the 9am flight to Addis. Directly from the Addis airport we had arranged for a driver to take us directly Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 25, 2016
  • Danakil DepressionWe have just arrived back from the Danakil Depression and have had a well needed shower. We were supposed to fly out tonight to Addis Ababa and but have decided to change our flight and leave in the morning Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 23, 2016
  • MekeleOur last day in Lalibela we spent visiting two monasteries. One just outside of town and the other about 40km away. The roads are not very good so 40km takes around an hour. The Chinese are here Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 19, 2016
  • LalibelaWe left Gondar yesterday morning making the 6 hour drive to Lalibela. Driving here requires ones full attention at all times as there are people walking, playing, laying down and pushing each other into the road. This is Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 17, 2016
  • Gondar & Simien TrekWe arrived back in Gondar after the trek last night around 6pm. It turned out to be a little tougher than either of us expected - I don't think that the jet lag or the altitude helped much. Most of Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 15, 2016
  • Ethiopia: A trek through the Simien Mountains My first impression of the Simien Mountains, located in the central plateau of Ethiopia some 900 km north of the capital of Addis Ababa, was that the earth had been cleaved open causing the ground to burst into the sky. Posted by IvaS in Ethiopia | Feb 14, 2016
  • Announcing Ethiopia The map is a rough outline of the ground we will cover over the course of two weeks in Ethiopia - probably have to zoom in to see the detail. We leave two weeks from today so time to Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Jan 28, 2016
  • I bless the rainsSam We've caught one of our four flights, and now we're in Addis Ababa - our first time in Africa! We're here for five hours. Mostly I just wanted to publish a blog entry from Ethiopia. [img= Posted by samoline in Samoline 2015 | Jan 3, 2016
  • Church of St. GeorgeTraveling from the Middle-East south to Lalibela, Ethiopia, I am to visit the ancient ruins of the Church of St. George. Ethiopia is on the Eastern coast of the continent of Africa, between Somalia and Sudan. The country has Posted by Nesawf in Cognitive Distinction | Dec 10, 2015
  • The Magnificent Lake TanaAfter setting off from Lalibela I will be visiting Lake Tana which is the source of the Blue Nile and the largest lake in Ethiopia. Reputed to be the source of the Blue Nile River which along with the White Posted by CatherineK. in Travelling to Ethiopia, Africa | Nov 30, 2015
  • Only in Africa.....Both of my Ethiopian guides used this phrase time and time again to explain well really the unexplainable -In my hotel room in Lalibela the toilet was on one side of the bathroom and the toilet Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Mar 28, 2015
  • They work hard for the moneyFlight back to Addis was not until noon so I used my morning to go for a walk around Lalibela. Earl in the day is the best time to watch the local people go about their lives before they seek Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Mar 27, 2015
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