Ethiopia - Addis

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Hint of the highlands, approaching AddisSat 8 Nov
Woke at 0500, in the bus park for 0530, my fourth pre-dawn start in succession. Managed to get a seat with a view out of the front window. It was another 45mins till we moved off. The driver seemed awfully keen not to go over 50km/h; it was going to be a long day.

We arrived in Addis around 1600, about 8 hrs driving 358km

Addis at last! I got a taxi as I had my bags and was not entirely sure which direction to walk. I haggled the price down to 30Birr (found out later that tops is 20Birr). Checked into the Extreme Hotel where Id last stayed seven years ago. It was looking slightly better with a new reception area although I was fond of the outdoor terrace where we used to sit and watch the unloading and loading of our Land Cruisers.


Ethiopia - Addis

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