Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa
... make leather products, finished the day by going to a popular coffee place to taste some of the finest coffee of Ethiopia.
I will fly tomorrow to Uganda, where I will meet Sam, I first met Sam when we both worked for bujagali trust in Uganda back in 2010. She now manages a guest house in Entebbe with her boyfriend, so I look forward to sipping a fresh gin and tonic in the sun.
Wednesday.... I will take the car to airport and ...
... Solomon and Queen of Sheba's son. Each palace was built by successive Emperors and the area is now a World Heritage site.
We visited Debre Birhan Selassie church, built 17th C and fortified with high walls and 12 watchtowers. It was the only church to survive attack by the Mahdi Sudanese in 1888, who sacked the city of Gondar, destroying every other church. It has beautiful ecclesiastical artwork on all the walls and the ...
... process that starts by knocking out four teeth and putting a plug in the lip and slowly putting larger ones in. It is too painful for some and that's why there are different sized plates. Lip plates are mainly worn on special occasions and serving husbands and the younger women wear them more often. In the Mursi tribe the more wealthy you are the more wives you have. The birth rate is low compared to other parts of Africa. We were told it was as women would time ...
... the longer they wait, the harder it is to do what needs to be done. Another doctor I know here calls it
“salvage surgery”, it is not far from the truth.
Right now, I know the residents are preferentially admitting
spine patients because I am here and (apparently) have the skills and equipment
to help treat them. (Side note:
thanks to my peeps at Depuy and Stryker if you are reading this, there ...
... mothers home, a series of neighbor kids (in the 3 to 7 yr-old range, I'd guess) got up the courage to come in to see us. They were obviously eager to practice their English with us. The standard conversation went like this, starting with a handshake and big smile:
Susie or I: Hello, how are you?
We were later told than one little girl told her parents that the "how are you?" people were there.