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XTR: side stand broke again and needed to be welded, on the morning of the last riding day Martin pushed Xenias bike over by accident and it fell against a car. The windshield and side mirror broke. Left rear indicator got ripped of by a child that did not get money or a pen from Xenia
Visa: We could get an e-visa very easy in just a few minutes.
Carnet de Passage: You need a CdP to enter the country and when you enter you get a paper that says where you will be leaving the country. In case you change the border like we did (we planned to go further to Sudan but then had to fly the bikes from Addis back home) you need to change this paper in Addis, otherwise you cant leave the country.
Insurance: Our COMESA insurance was still valid for Ethiopia
Coffee and Injera (traditional food) is what you get in Ethiopia at every corner for cheap
Here some very country specific information:
There is almost no petrol in Ethiopia at petrol stations. It is always a bit of a struggle so everytime you see a massive line at a petrol station, make sure you fill up! Otherwise ask around for black market but be prepared to haggle for the price and also that if you are really in a tight situation that you have to pay a lot. There is NO petrol in Lalibela, not even black market….we had to search a whole day and payed 2USD per liter to get some because we did not know before.
Its easy to get a SIM card and data
Please do not give money or pens or whatever to children, you just enforce their behavior and it does not help them in the long run