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7/9/08 5:43 AM
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LoiseauElbow
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Myself and a friend will be in Addis Abbaba on 21st July and are spending 2 weeks seeing as much as we can.

Does anybody either live in Ethiopia, have friends there or can anyone give any tips?

Thanks!
7/9/08 6:00 AM
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Thanks fearless,

Our basic outlines sorted and we know how we're getting around. Was wondering if theres any less popular things that we shouldn't miss and if anyone could show us the best place for a night out on tej!

I'll make an OG thread to contact them.
7/9/08 6:51 AM
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We used it for finding a guy to drive us around the Omo Valley to visit the tribes, very useful.

I also used it to find places to stay in Namibia last year. It amazed me that I could ask for a campsite 100's of miles from anywhere in Africa's most desolate, deserted country, and within 24 hours about 20 people had replied!
7/9/08 7:12 AM
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Last year I went to Cape Town to swim with the Great White sharks (life time ambition), then I made my way upto Namibia. Spent 3 weeks seeing the Himba tribes, Soussusvlei dunes, Namib Desert, Skeleton Coast, Etosha Pan wild animals. It's a must see country.
7/9/08 7:27 AM
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Overland. It was a tight schedule. As I was on my own, I hired a guy and his 4x4. Apparently, people have been stranded for weeks after their hire car broke down in the Namib Desert. Some days were 10 hour drives. Apart from 2 nights in a place called Swakopmund, It was all camping.

After that, I'm fully prepared for it to be even harder in Ethiopia. My mates never been to "real" Africa though. I think he's got a shock coming.
7/9/08 10:04 AM
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Go to my profile, click on my myspace and theres 3/4 pics up there. Tribe/Desert etc.
7/9/08 10:12 AM
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I used to have RS Aprilia's. I could never put enough time into it though so sold up.

I was a Valentino Rossi replica!....Or thought I was.
7/9/08 10:43 AM
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 responded on your other thread :)
7/9/08 10:44 AM
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 btw, if you want to meet up with some locals, i can give you some contacts if i can dig them up ...
7/9/08 10:54 AM
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Thanks a lot Brendasu!

If you find anything, drop me a line and I'll try and get in touch. My email address is

evans_27@hotmail.co.uk
7/9/08 1:34 PM
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 LoiseauElbow if you go I have a guide I can hook you up with that can take you all over the place, let me know. Its the greatest place I have ever been, the people, the culture and the food.
7/9/08 1:45 PM
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I demand pics!!! PLEASE!!!

Food, scenery, rotties....

7/10/08 4:11 AM
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We go on 20th July.

I'll do a photobucket thread when I get back.

Thanks Souljacker. We're emailing as many people as we can as it seems to take an age to get any reply at all. Drop me an email;

evans_27@hotmail.co.uk
7/10/08 12:03 PM
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 LoiseauElbow - let me get the info and I will e-mail it to you
7/11/08 1:11 PM
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 LoiseauElbow - you have mail

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