Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa
... I got here, but he never got back to me!
So it was awkward.
Penseye came over for a chat, and he was also being awkward.
THEN David got mad at me for talking to both of them!
It was too much awkward to sit and have a meal through, so I headed back to my hotel, STARVING, for the least restful sleep I've ever had!
On my very last day in Ethiopia I got up early, went for coffees with ...
... that they were heading that way, in their defence they had been heading that way when I first saw them. I took them up on the offer and soon realised that they weren't after anything except practising a bit of English, or at least they hid it well. They were students, Yeilma was at school and Yohanes was studying accounting, who'd a thunk it?
The three of us walked over several mounds of earth dumped on the ground near the roundabout where one day maybe some ...
So, here we are now almost 2 weeks in the apartment and
still no sign of Max. No hair in
the trap, no new feces in the corner.
I am not sure what has scared him away – the noise I make each night
when I get home, the general lack of available food – or maybe the disco-light
is doing it’s job. But, he
definitely seems to have moved on……
I think I miss that ...
... here and my arrival.
I left America on my birthday, December 3rd. (Quick shout out to my dear neighbor Brian for giving me 2 pb&j sandwiches as I was pulling out of my driveway). I traveled with a friend from high school, Yibekal, who is taking the semester off from college. Yibekal was adopted from Ethiopia and has family here. We flew from Burlington to Newark, and since our flight from Burlington was delayed, they assumed we would ...
... the next few hours enjoying another traditional Ethiopian meal with relatives. This time there were several new faces (I'm glad they spread them out so as not to overwhelm us). The food was very good and the amount of labor that went into it's preparations astounding. After the food came another coffee ceremony. This time I make it through all 3 servings and showed Kidst and Ruth who the REAL Ethiopian in the family was.
The evening was ...