A typical Ethiopian buses crammed with people and everything that can be transported. From our point of view is the best way to experience the country, but we must say it is quite hard, mainly because the routes are endless (for example, in the northern circuit comprising two tours are travel days). Buses are always out around 6 or 7 h. morning and circulate normally never beyond 18 h. because it avoids night driving. For long journeys faithfully follow the ceremony advise bus: first of all it is convenient to buy the ticket the day before (up to 18 h.), Although the seats are not numbered and even sold more seats than they actually are. For this reason you should go to the bus station at 5 in the morning, to enter the premises of the station before the Ethiopians do so (the access door is closed until 5'30 h. Foreigners but are allowed to enter before that time), go to the assigned bus (ticket usually indicates the number of bus) and stand in front of the door and wait for the open and allow access to the bus (sometimes we come immediately, with the Bus still empty, and choose the seat you want). Yes we got to the station just as the doors opened or after this time we will have little chance of getting a seat, and in any case we can not choose the site. To get an idea of ??what usually happens in Ethiopian bus station when the doors open imagine opening doors of the English Court the first day of sales. No compassion whatsoever grandparents, women with children, and everyone in general, sets out on a mad dash to get a spot. Ethiopia is one of the few African countries where people are not allowed to stand or sit in the aisle of the bus, and this is usually respected because no roads policing to enforce the law. Therefore, everyone who travels on the bus must have a seat. On long journeys usually stop at least for breakfast and lunch (up to 20-30 minutes). In two-day trips to the end of the first day in a village intermediate driver's convenience, where we find somewhere to sleep. It's not too difficult to find a hotel, but we must be aware that they are very basic. Ethiopian buses are not too comfortable, especially after a few hours away. Also, for some strange reason, the Ethiopians are very reluctant to open the windows, but the heat and / or odor inside the bus are suffocating. This, coupled with the high and winding paths, makes some passengers often dizzy (hence it is common to see them sniffing a lemon for much of the trip to try to avoid dizziness).