Ethiopia Dispatch: Day 3

Today I was in the Amhara region of Ethiopia in its capital Bahir Dar, a bustling lakeside town in the northern part of the country. I loved being just a quick Ethiopian Airlines flight away from Addis.

Bahir Dar is situated on Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake. I took this photo outside of my hotel as the sun was going down this evening. I wanted to capture a little bit of serenity after a very busy day filled with bumpy, unpaved African roads and miles of walking in the Ethiopian countryside.

Lake Tana

Right now it’s 4:30 AM in Ethiopia. I haven’t been able sleep well here thus far. I take cat naps in the evenings and then I can’t fall asleep until around 3:30 or 4:30 AM. Needless to say my body hasn’t gotten a full night’s rest since I’ve been here. I’m fine now, but it will certainly catch up with me. My task for the rest of this week is to make sure I get some rest! In fact, I am struggling to keep my eyes open to finish this post. All I can think about is getting coffee tomorrow morning.

When It Doesn’t Work for You, March On!

I almost stayed at this beautiful, pristine hotel tonight, but guess what? It didn’t have wi-fi in the rooms. The wi-fi  was only available around the pool and in a small lobby. That may have been OK if I was traveling for leisure, but since I’m working it was a deal breaker no matter how beautiful and whimsical it was.

Right now I’m in a hotel that has Wi-Fi in its room. It’s not as pretty, but I’m looking for functionality over beautiful grounds.

Hotel Hotel

I am going to be quite busy over the next few days but I’ll continue to write these dispatches from Ethiopia.

Now, I’m off to try to get a few hours of sleep before the sun comes up!


  1. Just beautiful Jennifer! It is so fun to see your posts as I’ve never been to Ethiopia and I’m enjoying seeing what it looks like. Hope you get some rest soon! :) I remember in India when you nodded off! Take care!


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