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How Much Does Travel in Ethiopia Cost?

By on Published: June 6, 2019 | Last Updated: February 20, 2020 in Africa, Budget Travel Ideas, ETHIOPIA with 4 Comments
How Much Does Travel in Ethiopia Cost?

“How much does travel in Ethiopia cost?” is a question I get asked a lot, like, a lot! And the answer I always give is “well it depends.” And it does depend. Totally and utterly depends on a huge variety of features. So while I honestly always want to try and give an accurate answer, […]

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The 5 Best Day Trips from Addis Ababa

By on Published: February 21, 2019 | Last Updated: March 11, 2020 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 2 Comments
The 5 Best Day Trips from Addis Ababa

More and more travellers I met on my most recent trip to Ethiopia are spending longer and longer in its capital Addis, exploring under the skin of this city and getting to know its people and its hidden places. If you ask me, that’s pretty cool and so rather than hoping straight back on the […]

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Complete Guide to Visiting Awasa, Ethiopia

By on Published: February 14, 2019 | Last Updated: March 11, 2020 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 0 Comments
Complete Guide to Visiting Awasa, Ethiopia

As always in Ethiopia, the answer to a lot of questions ends either with “I don’t know” or “it depends”. And so it is with Awasa. Or at least the spelling of it. Because whether it’s really Awassa, Hawassa or Awasa, I don’t know and it also depends! So first thing you need to know […]

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The 10 Best Things to Do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

By on Published: January 26, 2019 | Last Updated: April 7, 2020 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 12 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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Is Solo Female Travel in Ethiopia Safe?

By on Published: November 15, 2018 | Last Updated: March 11, 2020 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Solo Female Travel with 2 Comments
Is Solo Female Travel in Ethiopia Safe?

It’s a question I get asked a lot. A surprising amount in fact. And I’m not sure why?! Perhaps because I never asked it before I travelled solo to Ethiopia. Perhaps I should have! Perhaps because there’s not many of us ladies backpacking Ethiopia solo. Perhaps there should be more! But either way, for solo […]

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Why I Love Ethiopia!

By on Published: June 4, 2018 | Last Updated: March 11, 2020 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Travel Stories with 8 Comments
Why I Love Ethiopia!

Yes that’s right, in case you somehow hadn’t heard me screaming it from the rooftops yet… I love Ethiopia! For years of being somebody that found it impossible to name their favourite country when asked, I can now give a very easy and definitive answer and I love it! I love it that this is […]

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10 Utterly Unique and Totally Crazy Things to Do in Ethiopia

By on Published: May 17, 2018 | Last Updated: March 11, 2020 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 6 Comments
10 Utterly Unique and Totally Crazy Things to Do in Ethiopia

It’s no secret, my love for Ethiopia is unmatched. Startup a conversation with me about this amazing country and you’re likely to regret it; such is my ability to wax lyrical about this totally unique place! For it is totally unique. I’ve travelled across Africa, and even in the countries that border this landlocked country, […]

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Travelling from Ethiopia to Egypt: Ethiopia to Sudan & Sudan to Egypt by Road

By on Published: May 3, 2018 | Last Updated: April 7, 2020 in Africa, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, SUDAN with 34 Comments
Travelling from Ethiopia to Egypt: Ethiopia to Sudan & Sudan to Egypt by Road

So you’re in Ethiopia and want to travel north eh?! Have you looked at the internet and already struggled to find any good info? Welcome to the club! Yup, just a few months ago I was in exactly the same boat, desperately searching online for some facts about how I could travel from Ethiopia to […]

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The Only Ethiopia Packing List You’ll Ever Need!

By on Published: April 23, 2018 | Last Updated: February 26, 2020 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Travel Gear & Packing with 6 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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Ultimate Travel Guide to Gonder and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia

By on Published: April 9, 2018 | Last Updated: March 31, 2020 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 8 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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