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Single traveler to Ethiopia- Where to meet people!?

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Single traveler to Ethiopia- Where to meet people!?

I am a 26 year old single traveler and planning a trip to Ethiopia in the summer.

Is Bahir Dar worth staying a few days? Do you think I will meet fellow travelers in this city? Or, are other places better to meet backpackers?

Thank you!

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2. Re: Single traveler to Ethiopia- Where to meet people!?

Thanks so much!! I will definitely look him up. I'll be in Ethiopia for about 2 weeks. No plans other than just wanting to see the country!

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3. Re: Single traveler to Ethiopia- Where to meet people!?

1. Ghion Hotel in Bahir Dar has been closed.

2. Until recently the Taitu H in Addis was best for your purpose BUT i had a big fire in January. It is still open and probably still the best place to meet fellow travellers..

Also look on here for people who will be there same time as you..

Why not post your planned dates on here..

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4. Re: Single traveler to Ethiopia- Where to meet people!?

Hi klodge22

Bahir Dar is an excellent city for cycling, and bikes can be rented at various locations in the city.

The city is situated on the southern shore of Lake Tana. On the islands of the lake there are some of the world's oldest churches and monasteries. If you make the boat trip always negotiate and try to find fellow travellers to share the costs. It's worth to see 3 monasteries during a boat trip, ask for some special events to make your visit more interesting.

If you take a boat trip ask your driver to take you to the place where the river flows out of the lake. It is very atmospheric, and probably the best place to spot hippo.

Bahir Dar has also a big and colorful market that is open every day. Saturday is the biggest day. Sunday has very few activities.

Hope this helps,

Barbara

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5. Re: Single traveler to Ethiopia- Where to meet people!?

Bahir Dar..now the Ghion Hotel is closed there is no obvious one budget hotel where people meet.

Watch out for likely people on your flight.

Also at cafes and restaurants like Flavour Juice bar in centre next to traffic lights, at Desset Restnt and othe lakeside restaurants, and internet cafes....

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