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The Roof of Africa

Leaving Gonder we headed North into the Simien Mountain National Park, first passing the Falasha Village where a few children tried to stop the bus and show us their baskets … Continue Reading →

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Festival in Gonder

Yesterday morning began with a gentle walk along the lakeside during which our eagle-eyed guide, Legisse, pointed out a wonderful selection of exotic birds for me to fail miserably to … Continue Reading →

19 Blue Nile Falls

The Source of the Nile

Early yesterday morning we left Addis and took a short flight to the city of Bahir Dar on the Southern shores of Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile. Here … Continue Reading →

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Safe arrival Addis Ababa

We have arrived safely in Addis Ababa to find pleasant welcome and an accommodating city with some marvellous glimpses of the cultural and historic treasures that await us on this … Continue Reading →

14 Preparations

Why am I going to Ethiopia tomorrow?

Tomorrow I set off for a two week trip to Ethiopia and it certainly promises to be an adventure. It wouldn’t be strictly true to say that I’ve always dreamed … Continue Reading →

142 European Parliament


A little three day Eurostar trip to Brussels provided me with the opportunity to test out my burned legs before setting off for Africa in a couple of weeks time. … Continue Reading →