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... helping me :/
It was awkward and I wish that kind of transaction didn't happen so much.
Tell me upfront if you expect payment for your help, then I can decline it.
Because usually I only let people help me to be polite.
The guy beside me spoke decent English and chatted with me every time I took my headphones off.
Sometimes when I was staring out the window, listening to music, he would tap me on the arm.
I met the Belgi’s at 7am and we all had breakfast before hitting the road. I was excited about a bit of a road trip with people to chat to, rather than people with chat leaves. That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy the public transport in Ethiopia but, for a dawn to dusk journey, a bit of company and the ability to stop when required was very welcome.
Surrounded by three lawyers and a journalist, my own ...
... of subtle things: food, lack of proper sleep, malaria, typhoid, hepatitis A-H etc but I was sure it was just the tail end of a longish day.
An early night turned into a late one as the night club next door started to play some of the shittest EthioPop I have heard yet. I watched Al-Jazeera for a bit with the highlight being a story about the dying art of being a clown. There are apparently little more than 100 'registered-clowns' left ...
... when the Sudanese Dervishes (all new to me) ransacked the city and destroyed most of the detail of the city, leaving behind what you can see with your own eyes to this day - which is quite a lot actually.
I paid 200 Bir to enter the Royal Enclosure but declined to have a guide accompany me as it forced me to read a bit about it myself. King Fasilasdas ruled between 1632 and '67 and made Gonder the capital of his empire. His son Yohannes took over and ...
... of stone inscribed with 4 languages where a king announced his victories. This stone was actually found by local farmers which is interesting. We also visited the giant obelisks one standing 79 feet tall. One was fallen which is believed to have tumbled when or shortly after it was being erected. They are made out of one piece of stone and mark an underground burialsite. These were from a time when the moon god was worshipped. We went on a drive out of town to Yeha ruins which is ...