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EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Travel in Ethiopia

By on March 8, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 44 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 20 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 56 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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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 4 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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Exploring Ethiopia’s Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls

By on December 27, 2017 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Reviews with 9 Comments
Exploring Ethiopia’s Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls

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 2 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 4 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 : Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression

By on December 13, 2017 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track, Reviews with 6 Comments
Discovering the Most Dramatic Destination on Earth : Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression

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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