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How to Travel from Addis Ababa to Nairobi by Bus

In this guide, I explain how to travel overland from Addis Ababa to Nairobi by bus. This trip can be made in 2 days. I highly recommend you schedule an extra rest day somewhere along the way as the buses hot, uncomfortable, and sometimes unreliable. I broke the journey up by visiting the Omo Valley …

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Scams in Ethiopia: My Afternoon with a Con Man

In this article, I describe an interesting afternoon that I spent with an Ethiopian scammer that I met while wandering around Addis Ababa. Throughout the day, he attempted various scams on me and explained some of the cons that he pulled on tourists to make his living. He was a full time, professional scammer. Throughout …

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How to Visit the Omo Valley of Ethiopia Independently on a Budget

In this guide, I explain how to visit the tribes of the Omo Valley of Ethiopia independently on a budget of about $300. Before my trip to Ethiopia, I researched the trip extensively online. There was not much information available and everyone I spoke to just wanted to sell me an expensive $1000+ tour from …

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