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Hello all, it has been a while since the last blog but we have been taking stock of our last six months and George has been preparing for her secondment to Ethiopia. There is going to be an office set up in Addis for the NZ Ambassador to the AU and she we tasked with getting it up and running. I won't bore you with the details but it includes …
... me a dictionary he'd compiled of the Surma people's language. A Protestant missionary organization, which specialized in languages, told me of a German woman who lived among the Surma. She couldn't be contacted, of course - she had no internet nor telephone services.
-----But, at least I'd been given direction. I ignored everyone who said I'd need a permit to visit the Surma tribe. And I began the seven-hundred kilometer hitchhiking trip on bad ...
... As I settled into my new right to be here, a hand grabbed my wrist tight and I turned to see an old man kissing my arm. He wouldn't let go and I don't give it up that easily so I told him to get off me, he just smiled at first and kissed my arm again but this time I forcefully pulled his hand off my arm and made it clear that this wasn't cool. All that work in the gym finally paid off as I managed to scare a frail begger pushing 80.
... my point is what does happen if you just don't have dollars and don't find anyone to exchange with? Has anyone ever thought about this for long enough to do anything about it? Sometimes it takes a pioneer like me to raise awareness of these issues, I congratulated myself on a job well done and fought my way to baggage reclaim.
I felt like I had turned up too early as there were no bags on ...
OK I confess – I am cheating a bit on this one. It dawned on me recently that with my recent move to KC many of you know very little about Ethiopia or my trips here so I have decided to steal a little bit from my previous years blogs and give a bit of an introduction. For those of you who have been through this with me before – sorry – you are SOL – and have to wait for the next blog entry…….
Ethiopia is a ...
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Hilton in Addis is a very old Hotel
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