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... off with their counterpart had no families but after seeing the pictures of their young children I can’t imagine how hard it is to leave them for a whole day sometimes even holidays to be with kids that biologically aren't theirs and show them the same amount of love as they give their own children. Working in an orphanage really restores your faith in people you truly see ...
... to the leg, blah blah blah.
He followed me as I walked up the street, talking at me about politics (he studies Political Science).
He asked where I was going and even though I was going nowhere but maybe looking for somewhere to have lunch, I told him I needed an internet café because I had important things to do, and I hoped this would make him leave me alone.
He offered to show me to the internet café, then wanted to take me to the bus ...
... religions and walked around in the forest wearing cloths, half-naked. They pierced their ears and lower lips, then stretched out the holes so that large clay plates could fit inside them for aesthetic reasons. These people sounded wild and fascinating. But on the negative side, their cultures had become commercialized by tourism, and I might have to pay a national park fee just to be there.
-----On my fifth day in Addis, I learned of a third ...
... each of my new friends were intriguing in their normality and parallels with lad-culture back home. Cassie, a devout Liverpool fan, kept phoning different friends and summoning them to join us. Each time he spoke I could hear the word 'Ingleeze' and I asked him why he was always laughing at the end of the conversation.
'I told him, don't bother coming out unless you can speak English!'
I told him this wasn't really a problem as I didn't mind listening to ...
the time of day. And maybe the
phase of the moon. Then there is a
noticeable absence of traffic lights.
There are certainly more present now than there were on my last trip but
it seems they have not been placed in the busiest of intersections around town. At Meskel square, for example, a common
meeting place where 6 major roads converge there is nothing. How traffic does not get completely