Mulatu Melese's Most Excellent Adventure February 26th 2010 [We are back in the UK - and it's been intense - I started work 4 days after landing and even the day after arrival we headed to Cheltenham to find a house to live in. More of that in a later post - really haven't had time to reflect on our own "excellent Ethiopian adventure". Here is a post I half wrote in while in Assosa about our friend Mulatu's trip to Addis. He and Marta (through her husband ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Benishangul-Gumuz Region » Asosa Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
Hi - this is Al & Sara's blog!
We are 2 VSO volunteers working in Assosa, Beneshangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia for 2 years from Feb 2008 to 2010.
Don't try to find us on the map, 'cos we don't appear. We are proud to announce a grand total of 0 entries in the Lonely Planet - Ethiopia & Eritrea and um, 0 entries in the Bradt guide. In fact as an "emerging region" within Ethiopia our area is pretty anonymous both internally and (clearly) internationally. With the mud strip airport being relaid with tarmac we had a 2 day 4x4 journey here from Addis. That said, Assosa is a regional capital, has a p... full info