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Feeding Wild Hyenas and 9 Other Unique Things to do in Harar, Ethiopia

By on January 8, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track, Top 10's with 0 Comments
Feeding Wild Hyenas and 9 Other Unique Things to do in Harar, Ethiopia

Over in the east of Ethiopia, as you head towards the Djibouti border, the ancient city of Harar is a rare gem in an otherwise pretty, desolate landscape. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this walled civilisation has long been an important trading centre, situated strategically between the Red Sea and the great empires of inland […]

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The Best Shoes for African Safari

The Best Shoes for African Safari

When we talk about African safaris, we often forget that we’re actually talking about activities which stretch across a huge swath of the continent. What this means is that depending on exactly where you safari, climate, topography and altitude are all going to dramatically differ, which will of course have a profound effect on your […]

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Exploring Ethiopia’s Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls with ETT

By on December 27, 2017 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Reviews with 2 Comments
Exploring Ethiopia’s Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls with ETT

Another must-see destination in Ethiopia (yes another one!) is the city of Bahar Dar or Bahir Dir, depending on how you translate the Amharic alphabet! Yes confusing at the best of times, Ethiopia can be a puzzle, but I’m so delighted that my time in Bahar Dar was one of the least stressful and most […]

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A Little Bit of Luxury at Solyana Hotel : Beauty on a Budget in Ethiopia’s Bahar Dar

By on December 23, 2017 in Accommodation, Africa, ETHIOPIA, Reviews with 0 Comments
A Little Bit of Luxury at Solyana Hotel : Beauty on a Budget in Ethiopia’s Bahar Dar

It’s true. We all like a bit of luxury now and again. Even hardened budget backpackers like me definitely crave a great bed, power shower and excellent service from time to time and never have I craved it more than after several months scooting around Africa! It was sheer delight therefore that, after making my […]

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Reaching for the Heavens : Trekking Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches with Teddy Zion Tours

By on December 16, 2017 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Hiking, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
Reaching for the Heavens : Trekking Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches with Teddy Zion Tours

A WORD OF WARNING! Visiting Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches will require nerves of steel, a disregard for treacherous heights and all the adrenaline you can possibly muster… …but trust me, if you can harness all of these, then visiting this totally unique and breathtaking (literally) destination is going to be one of the most amazing travel […]

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Discovering the Most Dramatic Destination on Earth : My Danakil Depression Tour with World Sun Ethiopia Travel

By on December 13, 2017 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track, Reviews with 2 Comments
Discovering the Most Dramatic Destination on Earth : My Danakil Depression Tour with World Sun Ethiopia Travel

Arriving into Ethiopia’s Makele airport, I’m met in the parking lot by a 4wd that screeches to a halt in front of me as 3 smiling guys grin at me out of the window! “Are you Stephanie?”, they ask. I nod, and with that, their bundling my bags into the boot of the vehicle, me […]

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Red Rock Lalibela Hotel : Right Place, Right Price

By on December 9, 2017 in Accommodation, Africa, ETHIOPIA, Reviews with 0 Comments
Red Rock Lalibela Hotel : Right Place, Right Price

If you didn’t already know, visiting the ancient city of Lalibela in Ethiopia is an absolute must if you’re spending any time in this wonderful country. Displaying some of the most incredible rock-hewn churches in the world, this is Africa’s Petra in all its glory… and with the half tourists! A UNESCO World Heritage Site […]

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Hostel Ethiopia : The Best Budget Accommodation in Addis Ababa

By on December 2, 2017 in Accommodation, Africa, Backpacking, ETHIOPIA, Reviews with 0 Comments
Hostel Ethiopia : The Best Budget Accommodation in Addis Ababa

It’s always a terrifying moment when you arrive into a new foreign country, alone, naïve and at night! You can kind of ready yourself for it – get the right currency, research the visa situation and read the – but nothing quite prepares you for that moment when you walk through immigration to face the […]

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