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Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa
... have coffee"
Then he ordered himself another beer.
Coffee in Ethiopia is not a small affair.
The beans are cleaned three times, then roasted, the ground, then water is boiled, mixed with the coffee, and boiled again.
And traditionally you have to stay for three coffees.
So I knew this was going to be at least another hour and a half.
I told Thomas I wouldn't drink another beer (after 1) and that I wouldn't pay ...
... 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 ...
... br> I walked around the church and it was interesting enough as there were many Ethiopians crossing themselves and bowing as they walked near it. I was more interested in the view though and through the trees I could make out the entire city of Addis Ababa. It looked a lot nicer from above and although they say the grass is always greener I was in no hurry to get back there, having breathed my first real oxygen since Wednesday night before take off.
... blend material. Many have holes.
The surgical gowns are made of the same material. I have two issues with this. Unlike the gortex-based lightweight
gowns I am used to cotton is not a waterproof material. Ergo, it is not blood proof. Secondly even tho it is technically
partially made of cotton, it does not breath. To say I take off my surgical gown at the end of a long case
looking like I have just showered in my scrubs ...
... set out for the Middle East and points beyond. In the 4th century, it was the first major empire in the world to officially adopt Christianity as a state religion. Ethiopia was the only African country to maintain it's independence when European powers carved up Africa in the 19th century, and many other African countries have adopted the green, red, and yellow colours of the Ethiopian flag when they gained their independence. The coffee bean has its origin here.