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... two guys- one Ethiopian and one Belgian, who called me over and invited me for dinner with them!
Since I'd just eaten I only had a juice, but we had a really great time and nice, easy conversation.
They walked me back to my hotel where I slept on the most comfortable bed I can remember sleeping on in a long time.
In the morning I woke up to the obnoxious blare of what I thought was two dueling mosques doing the ...
... to but despite this, it appeared that it was celebrated in much the same way that it is by many back home, down the pub. A contender for the most drunk Ethiopian I’ve ever seen stumbled past the table and almost knocked the fatty chunks of beef onto the floor, maybe he should have.
We then ordered tibs, which is the same meat but this time cooked and served on a kind of vertical sizzler-plate with pieces of ...
... gate crashed a group of women of all ages cleansing themselves of their sins, naked, and under a bucket of cold water. I tactfully looked away and walked further round the corner only to find the male version of the same activity, eeesh it was definitely time to go.
Walking down the light hills of the city, I passed many dressed people with smiling faces who tend to look for a minute at me, then look away, then look again and say hello with a ...
... central. Anything else positive about the place is purely incidental I was beginning to discover and when I asked why there was no water I was told 'later' by a young boy with a big smile, I guess it's about the way you deliver bad news as I was quite happy with this.
Jumping in a mini bus for 2 Birr later that day I reached the swimming baths only to be told they were closed. It was 5.28pm on my phone but the smiling gate keeper ...
... may be a cultural thing. It turns out they are "performing" for tourists in the hopes of getting gifts, toys or money. Suddenly it wasn't as cute. Then I learned children have been hit and run over as they are in the roads in the hopes of handouts from tourists. It is tough as you want to donate your emptied water bottle to a child but you can't if you don't have one for each kid as a fight will follow if you don't. Then you see children selling gum or products on the street and I ...
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