Ethiopia · 20. September 2018
For anyone who is planning a similar journey through Ethiopia in the near future, here are a few helpful Ethiopian facts and figures.

Ethiopia · 10. September 2018
It was now time for a last adventure before leaving Ethiopia, something I had been looking forward to for a long time and an absolute highlight. We would be crossing the border into Kenya west of Lake Turkana and on the way there visiting one of the Lower Omo Valley tribes in the far south.

Ethiopia · 03. September 2018
A few days in Hawassa give us a chance to catch up with ourselves and the opportunity to play with some Grivet Monkeys.

Ethiopia · 25. August 2018
I don't like Addis at all. It's big, noisy, crowded, expensive and it rains every day. However, the Kenyan Embassy is there and we needed an East African Visa which is valid for´Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Fortunatly in Addis there is also a Hilton.

Ethiopia · 15. August 2018
Tis-Issat is a small village 30 kilometers south of Bahir Dar. The dirt road there can be quite muddy in the rainy season but it’s flat and straight all the way to the village. At the end of the road are the water works gates and to the left is the ticket office for the Tis-Abay, or Blue Nile Falls.

Ethiopia · 12. August 2018
Bahir Dar is the capital of Amhara and third largest city in Ethiopia. Many tourists, both foreign and national are attracted by the nearby overflow where the lake empties itself into the Blue Nile, the Falls at Tis-Issat and the numerous island monasteries of Lake Tana.

Ethiopia · 05. August 2018
Gebra Maskal (Servant of the Cross), of the Zagwe dynasty, ruled from 1119 to 1159. As a baby a swarm of bees gathered around him thus prophesizing his future as Negus Negest and which gave him the name honey eater or lalibela.

Ethiopia · 02. August 2018
Probably a speed hump or a large rock did the damage. A leaking seal between the differential and rear cardan shaft. Hopefully nothing more serious. The differential casing seemed to be intact. Fortunatly I had in my spares box a new diff seal.

Ethiopia · 30. July 2018
The Afar Triangle is situated at the northern end of the Great Rift Valley, bordered northeast by the Red Sea, southeast by the Somali Plate and northwest by the Ethiopian Highlands. Within it along the Ertrean border in the north is one of the deepest and hottest places on earth, the Danakil.

Ethiopia · 25. July 2018
On one occasion we made the mistake of ordering a chicken frikasee with salad and were subsequently very sick for two days. To stay on the safe side we then ate more of the local stuff whenever we went out, almost always injera.

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