Ethiopia / Places We Go

Bahir Dar War Memorial

A recently acquired hobby of the current president of Ethiopia is having war memorials dedicated to the Derg and Ethiopian resistance to the Derg constructed. The cynics among my readers might suggest that this is because the president is seeking to glamorize his role in the rebel movement as he becomes increasingly unpopular. However, I’m … Continue reading

Ethiopia / Places We Go / Somaliland


Straddling the border of Somalia and Ethiopia, Wajaale is where my Italian and I crossed into Somalia. It’s a real frontier border town with no frills or attractiveness. **** Below is the first Ethiopian border post we came to… Everyone is dragged off the bus and extensively searched – the guards paw through your luggage, … Continue reading