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Stage 3: Melt Down Madness (Ethiopia, Kenya)
Addis Ababa to Nairobi
Feb 20th to Mar 7th
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1,581 km, 14 days riding, 2 days rest
average km per riding day = 113km (70 miles)
Ethiopia: 1800km in total; This country is also being paved over, our rote is now 80% paved, with about 25% of this in rough condition. The unpaved portions are loose gravel, corrugation and dirt, and this is mixed in with ...
... had a lazy time lying in the tent getting internet and catching up with my blog. Went for a very late breakfast and had omelette and chips (was actually lunch-time) and shared most of the chips as very full. Joined David, Paige, Dr Mark and John on a trip to the National Museum where Lucy (or a copy of her) resides - she is the oldest known skeleton of a human - nearly 3.2 million years old. Her Ethiopian name is Dinkinesh ...
... now you know why! I've been in Ethiopia a little over a week now, so here's hopefully a not so brief summary of what I've been up to: Addis Ababa: I arrived in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, on Friday (1/30). I'm actually doing my medical rotation up north in a smaller town called, Mekelle, but I wanted to see the "big city" before heading up there. So I delayed my flight north two days giving me a chance to explore Addis. On initial ...
... calm as a people, though later I would find out they dance like crazy.
There is a younger flight attendant who works for Ethiopian Airlines flying back from Dubai sitting next to me. I asked her about a few domestic flight possibilities for later today and got some great info. As soon as I get to a new country, I like to get out of the big city right away and save it for later in the trip. It looks like there might be a flight to the north of Ethiopia (a town called Mekele) later ...
... He replied “I’m not shoving in front.” Several choice replied came to mind, but I let them go.
Finally, when I turned the corner, I could see that a sort of scanner on a long arm was taking people’s temperature. There was only one. So several planeloads of people had, one at a time, to step on a line and stand still so their temperature could be taken. It took a long time. And it felt like something out of a science fiction, film. The scanner was ...