Sunday, August 8, 2010

We're off tomorrow! Ethiopia. Quick notes!

One more sleep ( if we can...) and we're taking off to Ethiopia. We've planned this trip for so long.Wanted to go there since I can't remember and finally it's come around. Flights were booked late last year and we managed to get a good deal with Emirates Airlines. But such a long flight. Wellington/Auckland/Melbourne/Dubai/Addis Ababa!
3 weeks in Ethiopia then Addis Ababa/Dubai/Manchester. And 1 week with our daughter based in Solihull, then we'll hire a car and drive up to meet friends in the Lake District. Celebrate my birthday (not telling so don't ask!) and 3 weeks touring Scotland.
Then home. Manchester,Dubai/Sydney/Wellington.
12 flights all up $3700NZ! Pretty good considering we asked to make a change to possibly take in a side trip to Azerbaijan and got told they would have to cancel that and reissue at $5500! Azerbaijan can wait til next year!
The car hire through a 30% sale promotion  with Europcar ,560 Pounds for 21 days is really good also.

In Ethiopia we have arranged a visit with a child we sponsor. We sponsor 3 children with Childfund.
And this will be our second visit that we've arranged through Childfund.You can read about our first visit here-Visit to our sponsored child in India
So I'm hoping we have good internet access while we're there to keep this site fresh and updated with our experiences.
And we'll be doing a tour with Gap Adventures - ethiopia-explorer DEN

Keep checking in. I'll keep you updated!

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