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... to deal with (a van would pull up and everyone would just cram into it, whoever pushed the hardest getting to take the bus) so I started walking to Meskel Square.
I didn't have a map which was probably stupid, but I had a general idea of which direction I wanted to go in and I figured I could ask directions along the way.
A lot of the major roads in Addis are under construction and are muddy and hard to walk in, especially in flip flops ...
... 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.
the time of day. And maybe the
phase of the moon. Then there is a
noticeable absence of traffic lights.
There are certainly more present now than there were on my last trip but
it seems they have not been placed in the busiest of intersections around town. At Meskel square, for example, a common
meeting place where 6 major roads converge there is nothing. How traffic does not get completely
... the kitchen at the back of the friendly cafe. I was hoping to meet other travellers there and had finally got hold of Emanuel from the Hamer tribe, my preferred choice as guide for the south, who I was also due to meet there. On the bus I had met a French couple who were friendly, Aloys and Charlotte from Bordeaux, but they opted to stay by the lake. We did though agree to meet for dinner at a restaurant recommended by an Ethiopian lady on ...
... As is typical, every new person the girls talk too brings up several additional people they should see while they are here (with limited time left, we've had to set-up a strict schedule to avoid overlapping engagements). Kebede brought up Meske, who thought of the girls as two of her own. In a matter of minutes after Kebede mentioned her, she arrived at our hotel too. Her embrace of the girls was very emotional and beautiful to witness.
After the tears ...