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.