Dejen, Ethiopia

Other spellings, other names: Degen

Province, region: Wollo

Location: @ 140 K NW of Addis Ababa as the crow flies.
Becky Boltz wrote: When I lived in Ethiopia, my nearest PCV neighbor lived in Dejen. His name was Jeff Doetsch and he was just south of me... about 50km or 4 hours by bus (plus lay-over at the transfer point of Bichena). His site was on the main road from Addis to Bahir Dar (the paved road that goes through Debre Markos) and it was the first town on the northern edge of the Blue Nile Gorge. As you travel north from Addis on the main road, you end up going through the Gorge, over the Italian-built bridge, and up in the highlands again. Dejen is the first real town past the bridge on the northern edge of the Gorge. The town is rather small... it is rather one-dimensional in that there are (or, were) not many buildings beyond that built on the main road. Dejen did not extend very much past that main thorough-fare. However, there were rumors that claimed satellite TV and international telephone services were going to be offered soon. Jeff was not holding his breath to start receiving CNN (esp. since a TV salesman was still nowhere to be found), but it made for lively conversation with other locals. MORE

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Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Dejen:

Jeff Doetsch 1997-99

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