Queen of Sheba Hotel
Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa
... up for the Embassy. I find it usually helps).
Luckily, a man parked in a blue van on the side of the road said hello and asked me where I was going.
I asked him for directions and he offered to give me a lift!
I know, this sounds sketchy and I probably should've said no, but I wanted to get over what had happened and trust people again- plus it was a company vehicle, he was wearing some kind of company uniform, and in his mid-50s.
... dropped me in the town of Welkite. In this heat and unfamiliar humidity, I needed to eat well to stay healthy. I ordered myself "tibs". Morsels of goat meat in a buttery sauce, served with injera bread and spicy orange powder.
-----Walking to the edge of town, I was chased by a drunken, white-bearded man. He shouted, "Give me! Give me! Give me!" And a sweeter girl called to me: "Money, money, money ..."
-----I was picked up here by two ...
... each of my new friends were intriguing in their normality and parallels with lad-culture back home. Cassie, a devout Liverpool fan, kept phoning different friends and summoning them to join us. Each time he spoke I could hear the word 'Ingleeze' and I asked him why he was always laughing at the end of the conversation.
'I told him, don't bother coming out unless you can speak English!'
I told him this wasn't really a problem as I didn't mind listening to ...
... minim-taxi (including driver and ticket collector) as well as
two chickens. Live chickens. If I know the route this is my
preferred mode of transportation.
Usually for less than a quarter I can travel across the city. Inflation has caught up tho – it used
to be a dime!
New on the scene are the Bajaj. Well, technically they are not new - I have seen them around sparingly for ages but they seem to have multiplied ...
... seeing Hippos, as I had in Gambia ten years ago.
Its hard to sleep-in here in this country as all buses leave at 5.00am and everyone leaving to catch a bus, acts like a released animal at that time in the morning. Consequently I was up early again, but this time enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and then headed back to the lakeside to photograph the birds. The lakeside between the fish market and the town centre was lined with cafe ...