ETHIOPIA

The Only Ethiopia Packing List You’ll Ever Need!

By on April 23, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Gear with 0 Comments
The Only Ethiopia Packing List You’ll Ever Need!

Oh Ethiopia! The land of mystery, magic and madness had me under its spell from the first day I arrived and now, planning my 3rd trip there, it still hasn’t let me go! This country is so totally unique, that I assure you, you will never experience another place like it. Not like the countries […]

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34 Top Tips for Budget Travel in Africa

34 Top Tips for Budget Travel in Africa

Given that Africa is a HUGE and diverse continent, writing this post has proved something of a challenge! Relaying tips that are detailed enough to be useful, but general enough to cover a continent, can be a hard balance to strike. But having travelled from Cairo to Cape Town, taking in most of Southern, East […]

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Ultimate Travel Guide to Gonder and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia

By on April 9, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Hiking, National Parks with 2 Comments
Ultimate Travel Guide to Gonder and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia

The UNESCO-listed Simien Mountains and the UNESCO-listed city of Gonder (or Gondar!) are – perhaps unsurprisingly given their world heritage status – among 2 of Ethiopia’s finest attractions. Situated close by each other, many tourists explore them together, as I did, and that’s exactly why I’m pairing them together in this guide. Located in the […]

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The Complete Guide to Visiting Axum in Ethiopia

By on April 5, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 2 Comments
The Complete Guide to Visiting Axum in Ethiopia

It’s supposedly home to the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant (which holds Moses’ 10 commandments) and it definitely was the centre of an ancient civilisation on a level with Rome, Greece and Egypt! So why hasn’t anyone heard of the mighty city of Axum? Because it’s in Ethiopia, that’s why! Yes […]

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The 10 Best Things to Do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

By on March 19, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Top 10's with 0 Comments
The 10 Best Things to Do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Africa’s 4th largest city, the sprawling capital of Ethiopia – Addis Ababa – can certainly be an intimidating entry to the country. For this reason, on my first visit to Ethiopia, I was barely there for a night or 2, preferring to spend my time (like most visitors) in the churches of Lalibela and the […]

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EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Travel in Ethiopia

By on March 8, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 0 Comments
EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Travel in Ethiopia

It’s not often I return to a country more than once. In fact, it’s basically never. There’s just too much other stuff to see in the world. But once, just once, I had to make an exception and that exception was, of course, for my beloved Ethiopia. Yes here I am, back in the horn […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Lalibela, Ethiopia

By on February 19, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track with 2 Comments
Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Lalibela, Ethiopia

Most famous as the centre of Ethiopia’s rock-hewn churches, Lalibela is a town soaked in magic and mysticism. A small, rural village, an unassuming place set amidst a stunning highland landscape, Lalibela is home to some of the finest UNESCO rock-hewn churches in the world. In true Ethiopian form, these churches sit alongside a unique, […]

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Why Ethiopia’s Omo Valley Is Like Nowhere Else on Earth

By on February 17, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
Why Ethiopia’s Omo Valley Is Like Nowhere Else on Earth

Like my adventure to the Danakil Depression, my trip to Ethiopia’s Omo Valley region took me to one of the most remote parts of this incredible country. Located in the South, this distant region feels like a world away from Northern Ethiopia – with a rural and tropical feel, it was more reminiscent of sub-Saharan […]

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My Fav Hostel in Addis Ababa : Mr Martins Cozy Place

My Fav Hostel in Addis Ababa : Mr Martins Cozy Place

This is my 4th time in Addis Ababa and I’ve got admit, I’ve done the rounds… in terms of accommodation that is! Yep each time I’ve returned to Addis, I’ve stayed somewhere else looking for that great place that had all the key elements – top location, free wifi, outside space, comfort and, well “cosyness”. […]

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The Ideal Ethiopia Itinerary : Seeing The Best of This Spellbinding Country

By on February 1, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Itineraries with 2 Comments
The Ideal Ethiopia Itinerary : Seeing The Best of This Spellbinding Country

From visiting the ancient rock churches of Lalibela to encountering the unique indigenous cultures of the Omo Valley, from scaling active volcanoes in the Danakil Depression to getting lost in the tiny cobbled streets of Harar, Ethiopia really is the hidden gem of Africa. A dazzling land of diversity, put quite simply, there is never […]

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