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Mar 4, 2016 - 2 March 2016 - Debre Marcos

A big drive day today as we leave Addis to head to the small town of Debre Marcos. Our drive took us through farmland which could easily have been western NSW apart from the thatched huts of the residents. It was harvest time and people were busy cutting crops and removing the grain, sometimes with the help of cattle, and then stacking the hay in huge haystacks which were dotted along the landscape. We watched men transporting haystacks on their heads to a central place where they were incorporated into one large one. There was also a bit...

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Feb 26, 2012 - Blue Nile Gorge and an unpleasant experience

Sunday 26th February Addis Ababa to Dejen via the Blue Nile Gorge We set off from Addis about 8am but had to do quite a bit of shopping before we finally set off, so we went to a place on the way out of town where we had a really beautiful breakfast at a café where they were hosing out the inside and then mopping it. After breakfast we did our grocery shopping, vegie shopping etc. for the next few days on the road. The country to the north of Addis is very scenic but there was a distinct haze everywhere (which we later found out was due to...

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Jan 16, 2009 - Visit to Blue Nile Falls

Currently it is about 5 p.m. We are on the tour bus en route from Lake Tana heading south toward Addis Ababa. There we will arrive tomorrow before continuing on to the southern part of Ethiopia the day after tomorrow. Tonight we will be stopping in the town of Debre Marcos to spend the night, but that is still a ways away. Previously I had been generally unable to write any entries from the bus, given the unpaved and bumpy condition of the roads we traversed, but as the road is now paved and by and large smooth, i'm going to give it a shot...

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Break From the Law

Oct 6, 2006 - Blue Nile Gorge - Free Camp

We left this morning for Lake Langano. The drive was same as before, spectacluar, but Lake Langano was to far to complete in one day so had to bush camp. All quite worried based on our last couple of attemps. Drove through the gorge and whilst coming up the otherside we hung a left because this guy was waving at us and shouting. We pulled up and he kept saying 'Rock, Rock'. We said that we had a handbrake. Usually here they have not heard of such a device and use rocks to hold back twin trailer lorries on 80 degree hills. We stopped and he...

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