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Only in Africa.....


Both of my Ethiopian guides used this phrase time and time again to explain well really the unexplainable

-In my hotel room in Lalibela the toilet was on one side of the bathroom and the toilet paper dispenser on the other side of the room! Only in Africa….

- At the Laibela airport I was made to walk through two different x-ray scanners situated only 20 m apart. Only in Africa….

-The Lalibela hotel room numbers all started with ‘1..’ no matter which floor you were on. Only in Africa……

-Ethiopian airline flights leave when they are ready, often they depart before the scheduled time so you better be at the airport early. Only in Africa……

-During Lalibela peak hour there are more donkeys on the road than cars. Only in Africa....

-The domestic flight lands at the international terminal and passengers are made to pass through customs again. Only in Africa………

-Donkeys hauling loads of Eucalyptus leave. Only in Africa...

-The taxi drive to the airport takes longer than the flight. Only in Africa…..

- The tourism industry is very underdeveloped. The plus side of this is the hawkers are also not as experienced. At the world heritage Lalibela rock hewn churches there few hawkers who politely ask if you would like to buy a postcard. When you decline instead of hassling you they say no problem I will be just over here if you change your mind. Then they walk away. Only in Africa....

-At Bole airport the queue for passengers who checked in on line moves slower than the queue for passengers who need to check in manually. Only in Africa……

- A country with an incredible natural, archeological, anthropological & cultural history. Only in Ethiopia…….

Traditional dress

Traditional dress

The daily water run

The daily water run

Soccer game

Soccer game

Posted by adtamo 21:09 Archived in Ethiopia

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