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... He replied “I’m not shoving in front.” Several choice replied came to mind, but I let them go.
Finally, when I turned the corner, I could see that a sort of scanner on a long arm was taking people’s temperature. There was only one. So several planeloads of people had, one at a time, to step on a line and stand still so their temperature could be taken. It took a long time. And it felt like something out of a science fiction, film. The scanner was ...
... bonfire. There was a lot of prayer and singing which for me and most volunteers was a little hard to understand or be excited about because it was in a completely foreign language. During this time I was interviewed for the nation-wide radio station 98.1 where I had talked about my excitement for the bonfire. Then after 3 hours of standing a parade started representing the many different ethnicities of Ethiopia. It was so colorful and even though I couldn’t really understand ...
... a part of it. I had never really realized how our gain had been such a loss to so many others.
On a lighter note, the airplane boarding was chaos on steroids. I've traveled a lot and been bothered by many people who bring on too many carry-on's and hold up the departure. But I now have a new respect for flight attendants who have to deal with people "trained" to board airplanes by riding public buses (i.e. no assigned seating) like you see pictured in India ...
... of dirt, sand, and rubble into an unmarked building with a massage parlor on the ground floor. Once on the second floor its a dimly lit lounge room with soft jazz, salsa, and traditional music all playing throughout the night. Quite a difference to see how the upper class in Addis mingle compared to the extreme levels of poverty we witnessed throughout the day. After a few drinks and a few laughs with some cute local girls sitting next to us, we stumbled back to our hotel ...
... but being Sunday its closed. Hap, one of our drivers, Gebre., Stephan and I watched the ethiopia vs. *****ia soccer game for the world game at a local hall, we were the only two white people in the small hall (maybe 30' by 20'') and I guesstimate 500 Ethiopians crammed in this small room watching a 40" tv. The atmosphere was electric when ethiopia scored or when they almost scored, unfortunately they lost in the last two minutes due to a penalty goal but good ...