[REWIND] Around the Woredas - Days 1 to 6 (Chagni, Pawi, Dangur, Guba) January 18th 2011 Time for this slack blogger to go back to March 2008 (ouch!) and extend the entry on our field trip to the remote parts of Beneshangul-Gumuz Region (see "Around the Woredas in 18 days").
Clearly there is some demand for pictures out there (if not my interesting and amusing commentary). My site statistics say the Woreda Trip entry has been viewed over 1,000 times. More than double my *better* blog ... 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