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Jan 21, 2018 - Addis Ababa

Vincent and I met at breakfast and as he had time to kill before his afternoon flight to Hong Kong, he came with me on a fairly long walk to another pharmacy. Mission accomplished, we then walked another 2kms, all uphill, to a famous coffee shop. I was able to buy the coffee I wanted which can go straight to th14 January Visiting ancient stelae, bat and palace of the Queen of Sheba@56e bottom of my bag. We caught a taxi back as I was already coughing up all dust I had inhaled. Still coughing an hour later and now lying in bed, I don't need...

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Jan 20, 2018 - :City Tour of capital and end of group tour

Day 14 - Return to Addis Ababa A morning flight will brings you back to Addis. On your last day in Addis you will visit the Entoto Mountains, with a fantastic view over the city, the National Museum or Ethnological museum, Trinity Cathedral and the Merkato, reputedly the biggest open air market in Africa. Addis Ababa was founded in 1887 by Emperor Menelik II, and its name means ‘new flower’ in Amharic. A large city, it is the third highest capital in the world sitting at an altitude of 2400m. It hosts East Africa’s largest market, the...

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Jan 7, 2018 - Arrival in Addis Ababa

My bag didn't get here although I arrived safely and hope the bag comes on 1am flight tonight. For the first time ever my spare clothes have come in handy. Today is Christmas day here so people in national dress white with coloured bits and very attractive. People gentle and friendly and very willing to help. The ritual coffee ceremony was being performed specially in the hotel foyer. Usually it is a big social event taking 1 to 2 hours to make a cup and I am assured there will be more opportunities to experience it. I met the agent who...

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Feb 29, 2016 - 28 February 2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A late start this morning (10am) which allowed us time to walk to the bottom of the waterfall (watching out for the crocs!) and a bit of a nature walk before breakfast. Then it was back in the bus for the 5 hour drive to Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, and the end of this leg of the trip. We also meet up with Tim again - he has driven the truck from Sodore to Addis as it was not possible to take the truck to Harar. Addis is at around 2500m so the climate is lovely - hot during the day but cool at night, and no humidity. Our hotel is a bit...

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Mar 2, 2014 - Ethiopia Addis Ababa

Here we are. After a nice trip on my first 787 Dreamliner on Ethiopia Airline Addis Ababa, sometimes spelled Addis Abeba, is the capital city of Ethiopia. It is the largest city in Ethiopia, with a population of 3,384,569 according to the 2007 population census with annual growth rate of 3.8%.

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Nov 17, 2013 - Addis Ababa

Sunday we flew to Addis Ababa. From Bon on Plane to AA: disaster: my phone somehow deleted ALL that I had written - pages and pages and pages!! I was doing it on Notes since can't type on email if not connected to wifi, and one of those times that it blocks it even though I don't want it to, I tapped it to unblock - like I always do - and instead it just wiped the whole thing out. Devastating. Since it's notes, there is no trash - I've looked and looked everywhere I can think of, but it's just gone. I've re-started 2x now - the first time...

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Aug 17, 2013 - Awasa, Shashemene, Addis

Sobota, 17 sierpnia - Wendo Genet, Awasa, Shashemene, Addis Abeba Rano jedziemy do pobliskiego miasta Awasa (2 co do wielkosci miasto w Etiopii) zobaczyc targ rybny. Ale zniecheceni zadaniem oplaty za wstep, idziemy na sniadanie do pobliskiego hotelu polozonego na brzegu jeziora. Placimy duzo (300 Birr za 3 osoby) ale jedzenie smaczne i ze wspanialym widokiem. Potem jedziemy do Sheshemene gdzie istnieje Rastafari 'community' z Jamaica. Zostali tu zaproszeni przez Haile Selassi w latach 60-tych. Sa oni znani z nieprzyjazdnego stosunku do...

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Aug 8, 2013 - Kair, Addis Abeba

Czwartek, 8 sierpnia - Kair, Addis Abeba Na lonisku okazuje sie ze nasz samolot odlatuje prawie 1 godzine wczesniej niz bylo na podane na biletach wiec cale szczescie ze jestesmy tam za wczesnie. O prawie 8 rano ladujemy w Addis. Powietrze rzeskie bo jest tylko okolo14C. W ciagu dnia sie nagrzewa do 20C ale to o 20C mniej niz w Kairze. Po dlugim oczekiwaniu na wize (jest spora kolejka), wychodzimy gdzie juz nas czeka Lalo z Lalo Tours. Umowilem sie nim kilka dni wczesniej poprzez email. Ma nas jutro zabrac do Omo Valley. Podroz ma trwac 9...

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Nov 18, 2012 - Ethiopian Highlands

Ethiopia is not at all as we pictured it! We still had visions of the heart-rending pictures of starving children from the mid 1980's famine. Instead, it is a productive and almost entirely cultivated country, where terraced fields reach high up into the mountains. 80% of the population are farmers. Ethiopia has a population of 80 million, 7 million are in Addis Ababa. Addis is a chaotic city with matatus, tuktuks, buses and throngs of people. There are lots of beggars, women with children, people with deformities and many people who sleep...

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Feb 25, 2012 - Addis Ababa

Thursday 23rd February Lakes Abiyatta-Shalla National Park to Addis Ababa Left our camp site at “The View” overlooking the two lakes – very hazy while we were there – and set off towards Addis Ababa. There was more traffic in this area as we approached the city. We stopped on the way for lunch at a pleasant hotel where we were able to buy cool drinks. Lunch was made from the rest of the things we had on the truck, bread, fruit, guacamole etc. After lunch we drove on towards the city arriving at our hotel, The Taitu, oldest hotel in Addis,...

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Feb 18, 2012 - Lake Awassa to Addis Ababa

Saturday 18th February This morning we drove a little way further south before heading back to Addis. We visited Lake Awassa, which is the site of what they call a “fish market”. It is actually just a stretch of lakeside where the fishermen com in and unload their catch and of course there is the usual collection of large water birds there looking for hand-outs. On the way back we stopped at a juice house in Shashemene, the Rastafarian capital of Africa. The owner, who welcomed us, spoke with a broad Jamaican accent and it turned out, a...

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Feb 15, 2012 - Back to Addis

Wednesday 15th February This morning we flew back to Addis, but as before, there was a little time before leaving to photograph a few of the many birds in the hotel grounds. I have been very impressed with Ethiopian Airlines domestic flights. The planes are clean and smart and the timekeeping is ahead of schedule rather than behind, which is fine. The views from the plane were probably not as spectacular as previous flights but still pretty impressive. We returned to the hotel where we started the trip ten days ago and in theory, the...

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