Ten days ago I flew into Ethiopia. The plan: First travel the country and then do some charity work. Either here in Ethiopia or somewhere else in Africa. And then probably travel a bit more, maybe Tanzania, Uganda or South Africa, depending on how much money I would have left at that point.
Now, ten days later, I am sitting in the departure lounge at the airport in Addis Ababa waiting for my flight out of this country. What happened? Well, let me tell you: Ethiopia happened. The last ten days have been the most challenging, exhausting and hardest days of my life. Ten days that literally and without exaggerating felt like months. What started to seem like a really interesting experience turned into the hardest traveling I have ever done. I can take a lot, but this country took me to my limits. Let me tell you why. Continue reading “Independent Budget Travel through Ethiopia – Part 1”