63 –Reuniting with the New Flower

Thu 28th Jan, Taitu Hotel, Addis AbabaThe flower mentioned here is Addis Ababa, or "new flower" in Amharic. Just like back in Khartoum, returning to Addis is like meeting an old friend. A comforting familiar location, the same hotel, somewhere you know you can clean up. And best of all,…

49 – A day at the musuem(s)

Thu 14th  Jan, Itegue Taitu Hotel, Addis AbabaSo i decided on going clockwise and stayed another day. That way i can visit the salt lakes along the way (since the Danakil Depression was expensive with 4WD hires and all that) and also save on costs in Djibouti, which is an…

47 – What’s up Addis?

Tue 12th Jan, Itegue Taitu Hotel, Addis AbabaWoke up early morning looking for a bank for me to change money. I had 30 birr on me (3 SGD) and wouldn't last too long in Addis without cash. The Ethiopian Commercial Bank changes US dollars. I later realised Dashen Bank was…