Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia

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Tis Isat or “water that smokes”, Blue Nile Falls, Tis Abay, Ethiopia — April 30, 1998


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The Legendary Blue Nile Falls (Tis Issat), Tis Abay, Ethiopia — April 30, 1998


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Close-up, Blue Nile Falls (Tis Isat), Tis Abay, Ethiopia — April 30, 1998


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Brian and the Finn, Floating on a papyrus boat, Blue Nile, Tis Abay, Ethiopia — April 30, 1998


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Near the source of the Blue Nile, Tis Abay, Ethiopia — April 30, 1998


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Ghion Hotel on the shore of Lake Tana, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia — April 30, 1998


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Ghion Hotel is the best place to stay in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia — April 30, 1998


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Ghion Hotel, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia — April 30, 1998

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Countries visited - Africa 1998 - 1999

Africa route map

Our scehdule

I am not sure how it all got started. It wasn’t a magical spark of lightning that began the cataclysm, nor was it the supreme words of a higher being sending us on our way. Somehow, though, the powers of the universe contrived enabling our journey through the Heart of Africa.

It began quite innocently as an alleged trip to Bulgaria and Romania. This idea was eventually vetoed and placed “on hold” for future girlfriends. Zap—a long awaited spark was kindled—The Middle East: Yemen, in particular. And the visas were applied for, the air tickets purchased; and on a fine March 4th day we were on our way aboard a gleaming Air France 747 en route to Cairo, Egypt, via a five day layover in France.

We never did make it to Yemen, nor the Middle East for that matter; we headed South, instead, into the Heart of Africa, and what follows is the story of events as they unfold.

Egypt Ethiopia Eritrea Botswana Tanzania Madagascar Namibia Zambia Kenya Zimbabwe South Africa Uganda Malawi Mozambique