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... 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 ...
... br> -----As we ascended jungly mountain passes and drove beneath limestone mountains rising like parabolas, I searched for a place to camp. We passed a family of baboons, hanging out in the road as if they owned it.
-----Nighttime and total darkness neared. Because the Ethiopian villages were built alongside the road, I couldn't find a place to camp where I wouldn't be noticed. Oh, no! I watched the road, worried.
-----Finally, the road became ...
... kids to pose for 10 birr, cheap but I really did not want all the kids, they just weasel their way into photos so people will pay them. I took my photos, then paid, OMG, the older girl explodes but I did not back down...she negotiated 10 so suck it up....I just kept walking, This country has so much to offer not only for their people but also as a tourist destination. So far I feel the tourist have really messed things ...
... dot the main roads. Many people live off the main roads and have to walk to get to them. Their conditions must be even worse and tougher.
I saw very few people with glasses. I think it must mean they don't have the facilities for discovering eye problems. Laura said that glaucoma is a serious problem in Ethiopia and that women also have it tough. Rape is common. The life expectancy of an Ethiopian is only in the 50s. It is one of the ...
... barrier between you and anything uncertain. Almost anything outside can be dealt with by rolling up the window, locking the door and driving away. But equally one of my reasons for choosing a bicycle was to be exposed to every experience.
All the sights, smells, dirt, weather and people of the road you’re riding, hit directly 100%. The grind through the dust of the roadside brings with it good and bad experiences and I learnt that things usually swung from bad ...