Ethiopia Travel Stories, Page 7

Pay Toilets on Airplanes

Pay Toilets on Airplanes

china-marbles.info calls for Boycott of RyanAir.com

Jeroen my travel agent in Bangkok sent me an email.

Subject Line: Didn't I predict this a year ago????
Yes it is gonna happen, I predicted this a year ago.

Ryan air is the first airline that is gonna start to charge for lavatory use. 1 pound.

Probably pre-paid on-line only. If you didn't pre-pay when you booked the ticket, you will get fined and pay 20 pounds on-board when you get a sudden unplanned urge for using the toilet.

What is happening to the world of aviation!!!!!



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Mojo, Ethiopia
One to Two Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Travel Journal
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Some people and companies have no class.

I am cheap; I am the King of Cheap Travel. However, I refuse to travel on RyanAir.com for any amount of savings; it is truly a blood sucking leach of a company.

They make money by being tricky, by using the fine print; they are using bait and switch tactics, deceptive and dishonest, morally corrupt business.

There is nothing transparent and honest about this company, they make a living by taking advantage of loopholes in our understanding.

We expect to use a toilet free, and then learn we have to pay. This is not ethical, it is not responsible travel, it is a morally and ethically bankrupt system.

Pay Toilets on Airplanes


100 Percent Success Rate Travel Tip

100 Percent Success Rate Travel Tip
Please look at the photo of the beautiful Ethiopia girl below and try to use common sense.

If you travel the world, you are going to read and hear opinions on how some countries are difficult. What is difficult is to separate the good advice from the bad advice. People want to brag about their great adventure and the how they made some stupid accomplishment.



Look at this photo!

There is about a 100 percent success rate for travelers. Only an infinitesimal percentage of travelers do not make it to their destination. The only reason a person has for not traveling is money, if you have enough money you can travel anywhere in comfort.

So far, Ethiopia has been one of the easier places on the planet to travel.

1. Many people speak English.
2. They have buses.
3. The rooms are cheap.
4. The people are friendly and passive.

I am paying 3 to 8 dollars per night for a room here in Ethiopia.

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Mojo, Ethiopia
One to Two Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa
Saturday, March 7, 2009
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There was this annoyingly old 80-year-old German woman in Addis Ababa who wanted to show me her photos of Southern Ethiopia. She paid 125 Dollars per day to take an Air Conditioned SUV with an English-speaking driver from Addis Ababa to the south of Ethiopia.

Please keep travel in perspective, do not glamorize or fantasize the difficulties of travel.

What do I want to do today in Mojo, Ethiopia?

A flyswatter, there are too many flies in my room. It is not too hot, it is not too noisy, and it is not uncomfortable. Somehow, about three flies have entered my room and they need to be killed.

I am in the Syprus or Cyprus Hotel here in Mojo, Ethiopia; I am walking up and down a dusty road. Walking over to the Ruut Kaffee Shop and joking with the workers in English.



Please take great care when you read about other countries, life is good. In about thirty minutes, I am going to walk down to the same coffee shop where I took this photo. I will watch BBC News in English and hopefully enjoy my day, do not buy into the noise you read and hear.

100 Percent Success Rate Travel Tip


Must See Obama Cartoon

Must See Obama Cartoon

Here is a funny animated GIF political cartoon of Obama, Biden, Clinton and some other woman. I do not know about the economic recovery package of 2009.

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Mojo, Ethiopia

One to Two Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Travel Journal
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Because it is an animated GIF, I am not able to send in the regular blogger.com system. You must go to a regular page.

Economic Recovery Cartoon Jokes


Cartoons Jokes, -

Jokes Quotes, -

Must See Obama Cartoon


Rent Movies for 10 Cents in Ethiopia

Rent Movies for 10 Cents in Ethiopia

I rented the movie Slum Dog Millionaire for one Ethiopia Burr, this is about 10 cents US per day, I then copied it onto my computer in the hope of checking it, and I want to make sure there are no stops in the movie. (Seldom the real thing outside the USA, they are always copies, sometimes good, sometime horrible; I am also wanting to learn the quality of movies in Ethiopia.)

There is a problem, so far, I think there is some guy speaking the native language of Amharic while I am also listening to English, and it is an annoying way to watch a movie while both languages are being spoken.

I am carrying five English books, I will probably read about 1-2 books per week, so I need backup up entertainment. I have many PDF or Text File books, however not as fun. I should start reading them on the computer and save the books until I am in locations without electricity if they exist, so far the electricity is great. I am more worried about the water situation.

I could have purchased new English books in Addis Ababa, however five is heavy enough and my sciatic nerve does not need more weight on it, I was carrying 15 books in Ghana a year ago.


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Mojo, Ethiopia

One to Two Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa

Friday, March 6, 2009

Travel Journal

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The person who rents the movies is a great person; I can test more on his TV in the shop and see if the voice over is the same. They are on CD ROMs and not on DVD, so it took two disk for the movie Slum Dog Millionaire.


Movie Watching for Travelers, - E-Books, - Entertainment, - Books of travel, -

Rent Movies for 10 Cents in Ethiopia


Test New Cell Number with Skype

Test New Cell Number with Skype Travel Tips

Verizon has loaned me a Blackberry Storm to test and review globally, I am very excited.

Ok, I have a new SIM card telephone number in Ethiopia .
Ok, I have a new number Verizon telephone number in the USA.

How do I know it work here in Ethiopia?

I open up Skype.com and start dialing the number until it works, I can sit in the internet café and ask people how to call the new SIM card number until it works. I then save is and test it as I move around in the country, making sure area code or dialing codes continue to work.

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Mojo, Ethiopia
One to Two Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa
Friday, March 6, 2009
Travel Journal
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Ok I lied; I do not have a new SIM card number in Ethiopia.

Normally when I enter a country, I will go a purchase a SIM card to install in my Quad Band Cell or Mobile Phone. I have not purchased one in Ethiopia because they are expensive; the card cost about 35 dollars here. Normally in most countries the SIM card cost between 3 and 15 dollars, I am not sure 35 dollars is good deal, I would need to stay here for at least two-three months.

Nonetheless, I decided to call my “Verizon Blackberry Storm” number and see if worked.

Before you email your new SIM Card Telephone number to you Mom or friends, make sure to test it with Skype.com.

Blackberry, - Communications, - Internet, - , - Mobile Office, -

Test New Cell Number with Skype


Maybe Chick Peas in Ethiopia

Maybe Chick Peas in Ethiopia

A nice woman has been waving me over, I stopped and sat down with her, she does not speak English. However, a man from another city was trying to translate, it was a nice day. She was doing something with what he called “Chick Peas.”

This is a definite maybe, I am not sure, however reasonably sure they are chickpeas.


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Mojo, Ethiopia

One to Two Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa

Friday, March 6, 2009

Travel Journal

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She is always smiling, and within just a few minutes of sitting down, she asked with the help of a translator if I was eating the “Chat.” When I went buy on a horse carriage taxi I was holding in my hand a big bundle of Chat, a plant they locals eat to get high. I said,

“No, I was helping the many by holding the Chat.”

I am not sure, I think she looks down or considers people who chew or eat the Chat as being low classed or bad. I am not sure; I think Chat has to be one of the biggest cash crops in Ethiopia.



Ok, somebody needs to give me a yea or nea, is this Chick Peas?



She had them on this platter; I think she was trying to clean. She motioned that they were to eat. I held some up to my mouth saying with hand language, I can eat. I then put in my mouth and she started to laugh, these things are like eating stones, they need cooked or something, they are like stones right now, as they are shown on the platter.


Chick-Pea
“Chick-Pea, common name for certain related herbs of the legume family, and for their seeds. The herbs have pinnate leaves, solitary axillary stalked flowers, and two-seeded pods inflated like bladders. The common chick-pea, also called garbanzo or gram, is native to western Asia and is cultivated widely. It is an annual, up to 61 cm (24 in) high. Slightly larger than common peas, the seeds are eaten by many peoples in a wide variety of dishes. They are sometimes roasted as a substitute for coffee.

Scientific classification: Chick-peas belong to the subfamily Papilionoideae, family Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae). The common chick-pea is classified as Cicer arietinum.

- Microsoft Encarta

Food

Maybe Chick Peas in Ethiopia


Choosing Electric Hot Plate Travel Tip

Choosing Electric Hot Plate Travel Tip
I have photo of three types of Electric Hot plates, I usually have one in my backpack. I will purchase one as I enter a continent, and dump it when it breaks.

I recommend carrying an electric Hot Plate because it is healthier to eat a can of vegetables daily that you cook in the room.

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Mojo, Ethiopia
One to Two Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Travel Journal
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There are 220 and 110 electric Hot Plates, or stoves here in Ethiopia they call them electric stoves. You will need to buy what is available, for example in the USA; you will only be able to buy 110 Hot Plates, and while in Ethiopia, they are 220.



This is a Hot Plate smashed by the British Airlines or BMI baggage handlers. I purchased in Bangkok, Thailand for about five dollars, this ceramic type of Hot Plate is the most common on the earth and easy to buy and easy to break.



If possible, the best is the solid round loop type, it is lighter, however if I was driving a car or truck I would buy the one on the left. Normally you just have to buy what is available, however I would always throw on the 110 type when leaving a country because most countries are 220.

I have never owned a Hot Plate that did not break eventually; the box that encloses the burner is screwed together and easily smashes. Eventually the wire inside break or burn up and it is time to buy a new one.

I often use to heat my room or take the chill of the room, especially need in the country of Nepal, La Paz, Bolivia, Bogota, Colombia, and Quito, Ecuador when the elevation is above 2000-2500 meters.

Recommended by Andy

Choosing Electric Hot Plate Travel Tip


Mojo Ethiopia

Mojo, Ethiopia
What a funny city when you leave the truck stop major highway, I got a 20 cents horse cart ride, this was worth the stop.

There is a large Hotel by the name of Daewme or something like that. It appears to be full of NGO types and girls hanging with boys in Dreads. Everyone will recommend you go to this Hotel that starts out at 69 Burr and has Mosquito nets. I was not excited about the security of the windows; you could easily climb through the window in seconds. The Central Hotel to the left of the Daewme for 40 Burr seemed like a steal, however I did not go in because…

I took the Horse Cart Trip to the center of the city or the Ruuti Kaffee for 1-3 Burr.

I truly do not enjoy associating with the save the world NGO-ONG type as they sit around drinking beer spending other people’s money.

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Mojo, Ethiopia
One to Two Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Travel Journal
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This is a normal “White People Sleep in Big Hotels” city of Africa, they truly cannot believe that anyone wants to live near the true Ethiop part of the city or talk with normal salaried workers.



Looking at a couple of the big trucks or Lorries from my seat in the horse cart taxi, they call it a “Gari.”

Mojo, Ethiopia is a “Truck Stop” city, there was 30-50 large trucks parked along the main road near the Daaem Hotel, and I truly cannot remember how to spell it.

I took a horse cart tour of the city and there are at least 20 Hotels in this city. I finally settled on one within walking distance of the Internet Café called the “ROOT CAFÉ”, say this and you will get there easy enough for 2 Burr, I do not think you need to ask the price, just pay 2 Burr, this is about 20 Cents U.S. Dollar.

Mojo, Ethiopia



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