Day 10

Day 10 – The Long and The short Walk – Will and Lucy After a decent night’s sleep in Geech, the group awoke to the sound of the Griffilo singing ‘In The Jungle’ at quarter to six in the morning. … Continue reading

Day 9

Day 9 – Walk to Geech – Matthew and Jake We were awoken at the crack of dawn by the smell of sweet porridge cooking close by before We packed our bags hastily. After a quick breakfast and mass clean … Continue reading

Day 8

Day 8 – A day in Sankobar – Joeee and Kimberley To give people a chance to settle in we spent a second day in Sankobar rather than starting the walk to Geech. After a lie in we were awoken … Continue reading

Day 7

Day 7 – Into the mountains – Rachel and Ellen The team awoke filled with anticipation, as the long awaited trek in the Simien Mountains had arrived! After piling into the bus at 7 am, we all caught up on … Continue reading

Day 6

Day 6 – Lalibela to Gondar – Charlotte After leaving Lalibela at the early hour of 6am, we faced the long bus journey to Gondar. Due to the early start to the day, the cafe at the hotel was not … Continue reading

Day 5

Day 5 – Lalibela – Jacob and Frank Salam. Today was full of successful endeavours: large (tillic) hills conquered, coffees and teas enbibed, songs sung in dramatic harmony and, yet again, food devoured. An inevitible early start was followed by … Continue reading

Day 4

Day 4 – Woldia to Lalibela – Katie and Kirsty. Salam! Things are going swimmingly here in Ethiopia. After a traumatic start to the day as Katie snapped her spork (now it’s only suitable for eating chicken and sweetcorn soup … Continue reading

Day 3

Day 3 – Addis to Waldia – Ryan The bus journey: We had a long bus journey today from Addis to Waldia – over 600 km away! Well, we were expecting a kind of boring long-winded day, but it was … Continue reading

Day 2

Day 2 – Our day in Addis – Sophie and Lucy After a rainy first night in Addis, we had our first real day to look forward to, and we were to have the opportunity to hike up the Entoto … Continue reading

Day 1

Day 1 – From Newcastle to Addis – Will and Jake We all met in Newcastle international airport, a little nervous but very excited, where we said goodbye to our parents and entered the airport. After a year of planning … Continue reading