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photos from Ethiopia Explorer

Postby canorus » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:48 pm

Here are my photos from the Ethiopia Explorer tour where I just got back from, and a side tour to Harar (city in eastern Ethiopia) that a few of us did on our own. People were friendly, the local markets and landscapes were amazing, it was a great place to visit and I am glad I went.

http://www.photosbypaulo.com/ethiopia

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Re: photos from Ethiopia Explorer

Postby jimshu » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:42 am

Hey real neat photos!!Thanks Paulo.My wife has gone gaga over these.We're going there next year.But need to fit it in, in Aug which is real wet season.
So how did you find the weather?
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Re: photos from Ethiopia Explorer

Postby canorus » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:30 am

We started the tour (sept 12th) right when the rainy season ended, so it only rained on us for about an hour during the whole three weeks. I checked the weather before I got there and Addis had rained almost everyday the prior weeks. Also, except the Semien mountains, I rarely needed a jacket at night, and the days were also pleasant for the most part.

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Re: photos from Ethiopia Explorer

Postby chardonais » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:14 am

I really enjoyed looking at your photos - thank you for posting.

Ethiopia has been on my list of must-see's. After your photos, I think it's in the works for next year. In your opinion, September or October is a good time to go, weather-wise?

Thank you again.


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Re: photos from Ethiopia Explorer

Postby canorus » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:05 pm

From what I hear from the locals the rain season pretty much stops after their New Years - which is September 11. This also means Sept/Oct is usually the greenest time to go, and you will see lots of wildflower in the Semien mountains. If you go to the south you may still get rain through October. I would guess either month will be good weather wise.
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Re: photos from Ethiopia Explorer

Postby jackbency » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:55 am

Hello Canorus.
I am Jackbency and very glad to see your photos. Such a nice place it is! After seeing these photos I also want to go there but i need help. Is it a costly place? What is speciallty in Ethiopia? Can you give me some more details about it. I am very exicted to go there.
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Re: photos from Ethiopia Explorer

Postby jimshu » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:14 am

Yeah , keep the discussion going.Because we're booking for next year.It will have to be August because we have to be in UK for 31st Aug .
Anyone want to join us on GAP's DEN starting 14th August 2010?
Could be fun.
We've got a child we sponsor in Addis Ababa so will be flying in a few days earlier to visit the family.
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Re: photos from Ethiopia Explorer

Postby canorus » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:52 pm

Hello Jackbency,

The specialty in Ethiopia to me was the people, but it has a lot to offer. Ethiopia is not known for it's wildlife , but it does have some. It's probably the most historical places in sub Saharan Africa, and it is one of the few countries in Africa that have not been colonized - although Italians were there for about six years during WWII and they left some influences with food and architecture. Lots of tribes throughout the country any many of them get together often at many of the unique markets. I guess it depends what you are into. Cost if you go with GAP than you just add the plane ticket and what GAP charges and add somewhere around 500 US dollars for food, tips, ect per person for the two weeks and more if you stay longer. It's a big country and some of the roads are bad so getting around is your biggest expense. Food is about 2 to 5 US dollars be meal.

let me know if you want more info

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