Africa

Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Jan 04 2015
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Building a waterwell in North Kordofan, Sudan.

Half of Sudan’s surface is covered with sand and dry land.   The significance of water is obvious, but its distribution? Scarce. Water in Sudan and Africa in general is needed to cover not only personal needs, but also for agriculture and feeding of the livestock. The area of North Kordofan, located south of Khartoum,…

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Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Jan 02 2015
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A guide to the welcoming Sudan!

Sudan!The country of the wide straight roads, the infinite red dessert and the safest country in our journey! We knew there was something different in this little visited place from the moment we crossed in from the green Ethiopian plains.Getting to the border involves changing 2 minibuses and 1km walking through a bridge until you…

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Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Nov 20 2014
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Bahir Dar and Gondar : The glorious North of Ethiopia!

The day we left Lalibela for Bahir Dar we had to change bus twice to finally arrive to our destination after 8hrs. Patience is the key once again here in Ethiopia. Bahir Dar is for Ethiopians their Riviera. The murky waters of Lake Tana give to Bahir Dar a completely different character! People here are…

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Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Nov 17 2014
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The Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela

In the Abyssinian highlands, hidden in the mountains of the North, lies the old city of  Lalibela, one of the most beautiful places in Ethiopia and one with a long history. It may take a two day trip by bus to arrive from Addis Abbeba (or if you don’t feel that keen to suffer you…

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Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Nov 07 2014
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A first dip in the Ethiopian culture: Addis Abbeba

The name “Ethiopia” derives from the Greek “eth” , meaning “burned” and “opsi” , meaning “face”: the land of burned-faced peoples. Aeschylus and Homer already mention Ethiopia in their work and thus creating strong bonds with this faraway nation! Ethiopia was one of the most awaited countries on our AfriQuest list. And there are many…

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