Tag: Ethiopia

How Much Does Travel in Ethiopia Cost?

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

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 February 14, 2019 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track 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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Is Solo Female Travel in Ethiopia Safe?

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!

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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13 National Parks in Africa You Need to Visit!

By on May 24, 2018 in Africa, National Parks with 0 Comments
13 National Parks in Africa You Need to Visit!

There’s no doubt about it, competition is stiff when it comes to the best national parks in Africa. From South Africa’s Kruger to Kenya’s Masai Mara, this continent really does contain some bucket list classics and compiling this list was certainly not as easy as I first thought! But nevertheless, reflecting on my 4 separate […]

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10 Utterly Unique and Totally Crazy Things to Do in Ethiopia

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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25 Stunning Africa Instagram Spots to Fuel Your Wanderlust!

By on April 26, 2018 in Africa, Travel Tips with 2 Comments
25 Stunning Africa Instagram Spots to Fuel Your Wanderlust!

It’s a whole thing now isn’t it, travelling for Instagram! Yup the social media that has inspired our wanderlust more than any other, is now causing more and more of us to hunt down those spots that have the WOW factor – a wow that we can *snap* and share! Ha ha ha! But if […]

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The Only Ethiopia Packing List You’ll Ever Need!

By on April 23, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Gear 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 April 9, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Hiking, National Parks with 6 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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