Monthly Archives: till 31 August 2012

August 31 – day 71

Friday august 31 2012, We did 230 km today, from Addis to Hosanna, it took almost two hours to get out of this huge city. We said goodbye to Daniel and welcomed Nataniel (Nati), he will be our new guide … Continue reading

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August 30 – day 70

Thursday august 30 2012, Our last day in Addis, Dirk went to the garage with the Land rover, we need it in good shape for our journey to the south of Ethiopia. We are going the visit a few tribes … Continue reading

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August 29 – day 69

Wednesday august 29 2012, We stay two days in Addis Abeba, Dirk uses this time for small maintenance on the cars. We spend our time walking through the city drinking coffee and watching people going about there business. Casper & … Continue reading

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August 28 – day 68

Today we reached Addis Abeba, to get there we covert a distance of 180km. Our guide Daniel had told us that it was going to be an easy day, all flat. It turned out to be “Daniel flat”, i.e. uphill; … Continue reading

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August 27 – day 67

Today we drove from Debre Marko to Gohatsion a distance of 117 km. the ride was exciting because we had to descend 2000 meters over a very bad road. Before we went down we suddenly found ourselves in the clouds … Continue reading

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August 26 – day 66

Sunday august 26 2012, Today we drove 270 km from Bahir Dar to Debre Marko a large distance despite of the mountains and heavy rainfall. The rivers are full with water. In many villages the people are practising for the … Continue reading

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August 25 – day 65

Saturday, august 25 2012, We are still in Bahir Dar at lake Tana, the third largest lake ofAfrica. Today we are going to visit the church Ura Kidane Mehret on the peninsula Zegge, we go there by boat. This church … Continue reading

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August 24 – day 64

Today we visited the SOS children village in Bahir Dar, we are welcomed by Biresaw Sime de program manager of SOS children villages. We visit two locations; the first was a day care program. Children from poor families are taken … Continue reading

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August 23 – day 63

 Today we drove from Caila to Bahir Dar aan Lake Tana, again a beautiful ride, check out the pictures! The T-Ford broke a speed record 80km/uur (going down the mountain) Casper & Arnaud

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August 22 – day 62

Wednesday, august 22 2012, We woke up early in the “Hilton” of Al Galabat, the Ethiopian ladies who slept in the hallway are also awake and leaving the hotel to cross the border to their own country. Dirk and Trudy … Continue reading

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