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Faces of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is a country with over 80 nations and cultures. Naturally, these differences are mirrored in the faces of the people you meet on the road. We think that Ethiopians are extremely beautiful … actually, Anouk complained about her “pink”…
10 jan 2015 Langano lake to Addis In the morning I get me bags half dried and I start packing. Then we ave a comic scene with the “manager” of the lodge that has some difficulty with arithmetic and also charged us with additional costs due to VAT and taxes not included in the price …<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1550&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Langano lake to Addis

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10 jan 2015 Langano lake to Addis In the morning I get me bags half dried and I start packing. Then we ave a comic scene with the “manager” of the lodge that has some difficulty with arithmetic and also…
09 jan 2015 Still at Langano lake Today we relax at the lodge. We go out Kayaking and I try some fishing using my spinning fishing rod that I am carrying all over Africa without catching anything… Also today I don’t catch anything but sun! I am so impressed about the result of the pants …<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1548&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Langano lake

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09 jan 2015 Still at Langano lake Today we relax at the lodge. We go out Kayaking and I try some fishing using my spinning fishing rod that I am carrying all over Africa without catching anything… Also today I…
08 jan 2015 Bale to Langano lake The plan today is to leave the Bale Mountains and get to Langano make, one of the few bilharzia and crocs free lakes in Ethiopia. We get ready to leave, clothes on, helmet fastened etc… and my bike doesn’t start! F…k! We have to unpack the bike again, …<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1546&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Bale to Langano lake

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08 jan 2015 Bale to Langano lake The plan today is to leave the Bale Mountains and get to Langano make, one of the few bilharzia and crocs free lakes in Ethiopia. We get ready to leave, clothes on, helmet…
07 jan 2015 As agreed last night, we visit the Bale Mountains with Daniele and Patrizia. Amazing mountains… The landscape changes with the altitude passing from forest to a desolated and low vegetation rocky landscape at 4000m. There are several “alpine” lakes and several endemic plants. We reach the high point at 4200m and then …<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1544&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Bale Mountains

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07 jan 2015 As agreed last night, we visit the Bale Mountains with Daniele and Patrizia. Amazing mountains… The landscape changes with the altitude passing from forest to a desolated and low vegetation rocky landscape at 4000m. There are several…
6 January 2014 Arba Minch to Dinsho, 444 km After a nice Ethiopian breakfast, we leave the hotel and start the ride toward the Bale Mountains. We will head North an then East to start the ascent to Dinsho. Once again we don’t find fuel at the petrol stations but only at the black market. …<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1542&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Arba Minch to Dinsho

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6 January 2014 Arba Minch to Dinsho, 444 km After a nice Ethiopian breakfast, we leave the hotel and start the ride toward the Bale Mountains. We will head North an then East to start the ascent to Dinsho. Once…

TRIP 4 – Turmi to Arba Minch

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5 Jan 2015 Turmi to Arba Minch Today we pick up our tent and prepare to leave Turmi to get Arba Minch. It is a 5 h drive, via Konso. While leaving, we sow a lot if hammers walking toward…
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TEIP 4 – Turmi

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4 jan 2015 Stay at buska lodge In the morning, after a nice breakfast, we went to Kolcho to visit the Karo tribe. Of course we offloaded the bikes first! My 640 without bags feels so light!! It was a…
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TRIP 4 – Konso to Turmi

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3 Jan 2015 Konso to Turmi Also today we go to the petrol station and of course there is no gasoline, only diesel… so also today we look for some bottled fuel in the black market. Why do they call…
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TRIP 4 – Moyale to Konso

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02 Jan 2015 Moyale to Konso (328 km tot, 160 km off-road. The first thing we did is to get more cash at the ATM. The second thing is to look for fuel. Surprise surprise… The is no fuel in…
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Absorbing Shocks

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In French we say that only idiots don’t change their minds, so Emma and I must be this generation’s Einsteins because not one of our plans has lasted more than 6 hours recently… In Addis, we were strongly advised not…
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Winter in Ethiopia

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This winter, we don’t travel somewhere “just for fun”, but dedicate our winter holiday to about 100 boys and girls from the poorest Ethiopian families, who get the chance to go to a kindergarden organised and financed by the Ethiopian/German…
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Blue Nile Gorge

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This morning started with an unscheduled delay while we investigated some more mechanical problems: the clutch not engaging properly, which has been happening since we left Nairobi, and a new noise (road speed linked clacking) that started yesterday, which may…

Road Improvements

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The roadworks continued. This really is a massive road building programme all the way from central Kenya. The new road is being forged through villages all along the way, almost certainly displacing some families from their homes and businesses along…
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Sights & Sounds of Ethiopia

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Before we left camp this morning Paul secured the water reservoir with cable ties but decided not to remove he broken turret on the promise of ‘good tar all the way to Addis’. The crossing into Ethiopia this morning took…
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Heading for Hawassa

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Leaving Yabello , I had been warned that the road all the way up to Hawassa was under construction , so I was up early to get a good start . I rode to the fuel station next to the…
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Heading south ….

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Day 93 – L: Once again we slept well at Haile Resort in Awassa. We woke early and decided that we may as well get ready as it was another long day’s drive as there is not much in the…

Last days in Ethiopia

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We left Lalibela early in the morning and reached Bahir Dar by 4pm. This is how we would have liked to introduce this part of the text, but alas, it all came differently. When we stopped on the dirt road…

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