Hotel de Leopol International
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... We also helped during some of the drill movements. In the afternoon we helped with the sections again, this time the Clarinets were joined by the Saxophones which created a healthy rivalry as to who could play the quietest and with the least amount of mistakes. During this time Shaun was taking pictures of various instrumentalists to produce a drill manual that will provide help for the future. In the evening we went to the Embassy which has a happy hour on ...
... phone. Then as your target approaches you must look as normal as possible and "accidentally" spit on this person. Their immediate reaction will be to wipe it off. Perfect their hands will not be in their pockets insuring nobody pickpockets them as you are about to do. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART is to be super super super polite. Apologize continuously to your target about the spit. Offer ...
... we drove we had a great chat.
Yilma is very well traveled, really interesting, shared his thoughts about the current government and life in Ethiopia.
He owns a concrete plant outside of town and has family all over the world, so he's super well educated and interesting.
He dropped me off at Meskel Square and asked me out for dinner the next day, which I declined by explaining I was leaving Addis in the morning (I wasn't).
But I did give him ...
... stay for 200 Birr (£6) and for my last night there was no great need for a warm shower, or even running water, I could always wash my hands on the plane of course.
Mita ordered me a draft beer before I had the chance to refuse and I sat and watched Ethiopian TV while the maid prepared my room. I agreed to meet Mita later and enjoyed a bit of alone time and a little afternoon sleep, day drinking's not my thing, last 24 hours in the country or otherwise.
... predict in will take 2-3 days to restore power given the general efficiency with which I see things are done around here. I am pleasantly surprised when power is back on 8 hours later. I am sure the ICU staff is particularly grateful. That is where they house any patients in the hospital that require ongoing ventilators. While the power is out a nurse or more likely intern has to bag the patient manually. Makes for a long and boring shift…….