Woldia Travel Blog› entry 25 of 38 › view all entries
At about 7pm last night I checked with the hotel staff as to whether he had bought our tickets to Woldia (for this morning's 6am departure). He had said he'd buy them at 5:30pm last night upon the arrival of the bus that would overnight here in Lalibela. He had offered to make the arrangement but he didn't ... he had expected me to give them the fare beforehand but never asked me for it!
Maybe it was a misunderstanding. Maybe it was his way of making sure we didn't get on the bus so they could profit from our situation ...
The hotel man was very apologetic and quickly took me to the bus station in the hope there would be tickets left. Nope, there were none. Then he took me to another man who was supposedly the driver for the Addis-bound bus ... that was full too. So in the end, he arranged a couple of seats in a shared minivan at a price that would make locals weep ... I think.
After nearly 6 bumpy hours we arrived in Woldia. Combined with the 5am wake-up, we were too shattered to continue and decided to overnight here.