24.01.2008 - 24.01.2008
In Addis we stayed at the Ras Hotel. I wonder which room Nelson had.
We checked in for our flight from Bahir Dar [Bahir-Dar-travel-guide-948982] to Addis ... only to be told that the flight had been overbooked. A large group had checked in first so they were on ... leaving us and a number of locals in the lurch. We were rebooked onto a later flight in the early afternoon.
Even though I hadn't spoken much Arabic in Ethiopia, I suddenly blurted to Marie ... "Mumkin al-taera al-sabah hadith, wa kul al shaks mat!". That's my broken Arabic for "Maybe the morning plane will have an accident and everybody will die!"
Ethiopian Airlines shuttled us to our hotel by the lake and back ... we had a leisurely lunch and waited for our next flight. As we had no pressing engagement in Addis, there wasn't anything to get upset about. Free meal vouchers would have been nice but whatever.