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Hotel Review: Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa

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26-Jul-2011 04:35, SONY DSC-S950, 2.5, 5.8mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100 Kevin’s take:

This is one of the “bigger” hotels in Addis Ababa, and is located next to a major road in an area where there is a lot of development. It is promoted as a five star hotel, and for . . . → Read More: Hotel Review: Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa

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Amsterdam: Passing Through…

On the way back from Ethiopia we happened to land in Amsterdam long enough to be able to take a train to the city and explore the tourist core for a little bit. The city is close to the airport and is also geographically quite small in size, which is probably why so many . . . → Read More: Amsterdam: Passing Through…

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Ethiopia: The Merkato and Goodbye

Before leaving, we spent some time at the Merkato, Africa’s largest outdoor open market. We were lucky to have a guide (Anne’s coworker), as the Merkato is a chaotic place with people and goods everywhere. It is also a place where pretty much every Ethiopian has told me to not keep money in your . . . → Read More: Ethiopia: The Merkato and Goodbye

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Ethiopia: The Last Days of the Trip

Due to travel sickness, most of the last days were spent at the hotel, simply reading or resting. Even if I hadn’t been sick, the opportunities to travel outside the city were limited since she had to work during the day. Otherwise I would have loved to go visit Gondar and Lalibela, as well . . . → Read More: Ethiopia: The Last Days of the Trip

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Ethiopia, Days Nine and Ten: Feeling Under the Weather

We’ve both been feeling under the weather, but her more than me. Lots of trips to the bathroom; probably traveller’s sickness. Apparently it happens to everyone who comes to Ethiopia; it’s all part of the acclimatization process. The Intercontinental Hotel staff has stellar customer service and they are very willing to help with anything . . . → Read More: Ethiopia, Days Nine and Ten: Feeling Under the Weather

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