Fairfield Inn Merrillville
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... airport to Grandmother's house: $5
From Grandmother’s house to Merkato: $12
From Merkato to Medhanialem Church: $7
From Medhanialem Church to Yod Abyssinia Restaurant: $10
From Yod Abyssinia Restaurant back to Grandmother’s House: $6
From Grandmother’s house back to Bole International Airport: $5
Total Taxi Cost: $45
Habesha Kemis (Dresses): $580
Money given to my Grandmother: $200
Total Cost for ...
... and baked banana bread for us. It was gone before we were off the drive-way, much noms. Also we ate a a whole chocolate-brownie pie, because yes. From the drive-way we found the main road again and pushed on towards Plow Creek, a rural community nearby. Just before dark, we found the sign, and drove up a little path into a field....only it ended in the middle of the field. Slightly poor use of signage, I would say!. Luckily we met our host walking with a ...
... river cruise, going through the heart of the city by river cruiser. An erudite, hugely articulate guide explained the city's different architectural periods and pointed out its most iconic buildings. From the river the city looked incredibly dynamic and exciting. I suppose you don't normally think of huge buildings as that beautiful but there is something hugely inspiring about the fact Chicago has so many, especially if you view them from the ...
This will be our humble abode for the next 26 days - spacious and comfortable! A nightmare start as the free USA GPS iPad app decided not to play ball so we had to navigate Chicago by map visiting some rather nice ghettos en route!! Jane and Adrian - we were at the top of S.Cicero Ave so you probably know where we are talking about! I have to say my 'wing man' played a blinder and got us to our hotel in one piece although I did require a stiff drink to calm the ...
... about 9am.
The traffic never stops on these roads, and fuel prices were high in this part of the country... but I'm still enjoying myself.
My Chicago hosts:
Edit - August 2015: Sadly, Michael Argetsinger succumbed to the cancer that he'd been fighting for the best part of a decade early in July. A wonderful host and a great friend, I will miss him greatly. RB