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]
Date: May 20th 2010
The second destination on our travels is Ethiopia, a country I was really looking forward to seeing, but also held some doubt simply due to the unknown.
Addis AbabaWe flew into Addis Ababa, from Cairo, to a pleasant 25dg (had been hovering in the high 30dg in Egypt) and were met by our friendly airport transfer. Upon leaving the nicely paved roads leading from the airport we began t ... read more