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Ascending into the Simien Mountains  
   

Ascending into the Simien Mountains

Simien splendour

December 29th 2009
I am usually happiest when on the move, so the bus journey up to the Simien Mountains significantly lifts my spirits as the route weaves higher and higher across rolling mountains and their brief plateaus. I debark at Debark hungry for some hiking but this proves to be problematic due to the higher costs of going it alone, something that frequently plagues solo travel. Bubbling with impatience I m ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Simien Mountains

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