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... beers, so he switched to ordering double shots of ouzo.
He also started flirting a lot more, talking about how it was fate that we met and how he wanted to have cappuccino colored babies with me.
I went outside to stand in the rain and have a break from the whole situation and figure out what to do.
I didn't feel comfortable staying with him, but I didn't know how to get back on my own.
I'd put myself in a really bad situation.
... rows and rows of cherubs painted, all original and still in quite good order.
As usual, we walk most places because it gives us a better overall view of the place, and street scenes unfold that would otherwise be missed. We stayed in a nice, peaceful guesthouse here, a haven away from the busy, dusty streets. It was a great place to relax before starting our trek.
We spent Easter doing a four day trek in the Simien ...
... mentioned earlier to Daniel that I wanted to try the local honey wine 'Tej' and so the next time we sat down, before I had a chance to order a coke he had requested a large bottle of the opaque runny yellow liquid. It came in an old Johnny Walker bottle as it appears to all be home-made. From the whiskey bottle it is decanted into little carafes and then drunk from those. It was a bit sickly but worth trying, especially with such a pretty view as a ...
... gross understatement. The situation is only compounded on
those days when I have to wear a lead suit underneath the gown during cases
where we use some intraoperative xrays.
Even tho they are the thinnest lead suits I have ever seen (making me
seriously question how effective they are), they breath even less than the
gowns alone. And all of these
layers in an environment completely devoid of the concept ...
... calendar is seven years and about three months behind our Gregorian calendar, so years are always a bit of a muddle when they talk to you about dates. The country was a monarchy until the last God-Emperor Haile Selassie I was deposed in 1974 by a communist military junta known as the Derg, backed by the Soviet Union, as a reaction to the usual rich-poor divide. The country officially became the 'Peoples Democratic Republic of Ethiopia' which, as Yes Minister pithily said, meant ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHarmony Hotel Addis Ababa
Would stay here again. Nice location, friendly staff, good room, but a tad on the expensive side perhaps.
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