Saturday, April 9, 2011

To Bahir Dar


After another breakfast of Dates and Digestive, we packed our tents and sleeping bags and headed out of Sudan and into Ethiopia. We started at 9:00 am and finally got the letter faxed to an Ethiopian town 35 km. from the border, then waited for the fixer to go get it and got into Ethiopia by noon.



We also discovered that the Ethiopian Calendar is 2003, and Ethiopian Time is 6 hours ahead. Once we left the border it was 39 deg. C and didn't get any cooler until we started getting into some elevation about 120 km later.




The terrain started to change and we started seeing mountains. I saw a snake cross the road and we all saw some monkeys.



We all didn’t get the proper rest from the border town so we rested along the road; however the locals are always curios and kept Hussain up while Ali and I rested.



We reached the town of Bahir Dar and decided to stay an extra night to see where the Blue Nile starts at Lake Tana.

21 comments:

  1. Good afternoon all.(الله يحفظكم من الشر).It must be a unique experience to live among a nation living year 2003 in year 2011 !!!. Ethiopia is a land of culture and agriculture. Rastafarian believed that Ethiopian King namely Haile Selassie was the returned Messiah of the Bible who will lead a future golden age of eternal peace and prosperity. As for agriculture English and Italians used this land to grow banana and grapefruit. However I have noticed from your whereabouts that you are heading for some twisty road, enjoy and I pray to God that you wont
    see no more snakes or any thing bigger than that.
    May God go with you and keep you safe from all evils.
    Bu abdulrazaq

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  2. الصراحة خوش فيديو كليب والمناظر حلوة بالجبال
    يوسف اشكناني

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  3. جمهورية كينيا

    معلومات عامة عن الدولة

    المساحة: تبلغ مساحة كينيا 582.650 كم2.

    عدد السكان: يبلغ عدد السكان 36.913.721 نسمة.

    العاصمة: نيروبي.

    العملة: الشلنينج الكيني.

    اللغة: اللغة الرسمية الإنجليزية، والكيسواهيلي، وعدد من اللهجات المحلية.

    الديانة: الديانة المسيحية ( بروتستانت 45%، رومان كاثوليك 33%) ، مسلمين 10%، وعدد من المعتقدات المحلية.

    يوسف اشكناني

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  4. هذي معلومات بسيطة عن كينيا اللي باجر ان شاء الله تكونون فيها
    يوسف اشكناني

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  5. طاح من لساني وصله وآنا اقول 

    لا تاكلون التواريخ حتى لو بضعه 

    لا تاكلون تواريخ ... ماكو فايده

    يلا استلم كلو 8 و ردونا قري لي 2003

    لا و ما يتوبون هم اليوم على الريوق قضوا لهم على چم سنه

     لي اي سنه ناوين اتردونا ؟ لي اي سنه؟

    احنا عن نفسنا بعملتكم هذي رديتونا 

    Single

    And that is

    NOT NICE 

    Mel7 O FelFel

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  6. بس تره لازم نعترف انهم سابقين وقتهم في بعض الامور

    فكرة انه الخبزه اهيه الماعون 

    Is So 2007

    Mel7 O FelFel

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  7. الله

    على القعده بالظلال يا بو علي و اهم شي الشوز تكرمون اوف 

    I would do the same  

    و بو فروحه تكتف الايد عشان ابين الكلام اللي على يور تي شيرت 

    Is a  nice touch

    و المصور صراحه فنان

    عسى الله يظلكم بظله يوم لا ظل الا ظله و احنا بعد وياكم - ملح و فلفل و ايس سنق شوچر  

    بس السؤال:

     وفود الاستقبال و وفود الوداع و الوفود اللي قاعده اترافقكم بالحل و الترحال اش موضوعهم؟ يعني اللي يبيكم يدور وين الضبه يلقاكم 

    لا والله صج صج ليش امجابلينكم امجابل  حتى ونتوا نايمين؟ عليه العوض و منه العوض يا بو علي على النومه اللي طارت

    Mel7 O FelFel

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  8. تروالي ما تحتاج توصيه يا بو علي
     
    اهم شي راديتر بو حسن

    Full please

    عسى الله يبرد عليكم دنيا و آخره و احنا بعد وياكم ـ ملح و فلفل و ايس سنق شوچر 

    Mel7 O FelFel

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  9. Salam to all. It appears you are resting at Yebelo Park Sanctuary. I hope you enjoy your time and after that a decent meal.It will be interesting to learn about your experience in the Park. I forgot to mention in my last comments that the production of your picture and clips are excellent. I think Al watan representative should fly to mid way for a real time interview.Good luck and May God be with you .
    Bu abdulrazaq

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  10. Happy 8 New Years

    الا 6 ساعات

    ال Oven ها

    Time Machine

    اللي نقعتوا فيه و حقرتونا اشتغل زين وردكم ل 2011 ؟

    صراحه انتوا مو شي ب 2003 وايد تحقرون و ما تعطون ويه كلش

    و بعدين احنا ادمنا على ال

    Comments

    و انتوا مو قاعدين تعطونا 

    Material to comment on

    ما يصير جذي تره

    العم قوچل ترانزليشن يقول

    هذا كله من اكل الجهاز الهضمي... ملفات تعريف الوسائط ما تسوي هل 

    Side effects

    و بعدين عشان يعني قمتوا اتسوون باي بايات جمع باي باي حق الاولي والتالي كبر راسكم علينا 

    و نسيتونا
     
    Mel7 O FelFel

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  11. Good evening all. It appears you are at the boarder of Ethiopia/Kynia for some time !!! I hope all is going well for you. Take care
    Bu abdulrazaq

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  12. Our Condolances goes out to The Asad Family.

    Bu Ali (God Bless his soul) Was a good man.

    Mel7 O FelFel

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  13. Our Shared Planet (@OSPKW)
    4/18/11 12:49 PM
    "After 44 km on the Moyale road in Kenya, our rear suspensions leaked, so we are shipping our bikes to Nairobi"


     والله مو بشاره.

    خطاكم السوء يا جماعه.

     و عسى الله يسهل عليكم ويطمنكم على سياكلكم و يجعلها آخر الخرابات.
     
    Mel7 O FelFel

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  14. When you say our rear suspensions leaked was that all three bikes?
    And were they not checked in Kuwait before departure?
    at least nothing broke the chassis like in the movie long way round ;)
    take care & god be with you.

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  15. Good evening all. It is a relief to learn that your stagnant position on the map is due to bike failure and nothing else. Hope you find the right spare and more importantly a good technician. Take care and may God bless you all.
    Bu abdulrazaq

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  16. Good evening all. It is a relief to learn that the stagnant position on the map is due to bike failure. we were quite concerned for not having updates on your adventure. I hope you find the right spare parts and a decent technician. May God bless you and keep you safe.
    Bu Abdulrazaq

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  17. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    {وَعَسَى أَنْ تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ وَعَسَى أَنْ تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتُمْ لا تَعْلَمُونَ}

    صدق الله العظيم

    عسى الله يشرح صدوركم وييسر اموركم و يحفظكم من كل شر و مكروه

    Mel7 O FelFel

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  18. https://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=10150568108535338&comments

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  19. Must be a major fault with the suspension design if you ask me, it seems the germans are finding it hard to get things right the first time. I wonder what there cars are about!! I don't think I will get one now.

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  20. الحمد لله على سلامتكم :)

    Mel7 O FelFel

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  21. حلاته بوساره معاكم

    اكيد الرحلة بتكون غير

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