Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa
Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa
... with God, and how I need to start feeding the spiritual part of my life for when Jesus returns.
It came from a kind place, but was a drag.
When I got to Meskel Square I felt like walking for a bit, so of course someone started walking with me.
David, a 25 year old from Awassa who works as a tour guide and travels all over Ethiopia.
With all my previous bad experience from people just tagging themselves ...
... bag and another holding on to the hand rail. It was up close and personal and brought me literally closer to the people. As we moved further and further north out of town, the bus became less crowded and we were almost in danger of getting a seat when we arrived at our destination.
Well, it was trip 1 of a 3 trip journey so we waited for yet another packed bus. 1 or 2 Bir for a space on the ...
... old fruit pits (clearly predating my time here) and a plethora
of feces. But, no Max! In retrospect we laughed that I should
have had a little friendly competition for the residents – whomever caught Max
would be entitled to a prize – a textbook, headlamp or something.
With Max in hiding I moved onto plan B. I had Wubi purchase a rat trap. That in of itself was a bit of a
gamble. You see, Wubi and ...
... was not as well kept as the one we were spoiled with from DC to Ethiopia. Trash everywhere, stains on every seat, dirt and grease smeared across the sides, etc. The smells we are being introduced to, I can't even explain. But again, that just goes to prove to me how much we truly do take for granted, even something as simple as deodorant and clean water. We had another layover to refuel ...
... complete sets of a number of different eras, which makes it unique. Had the museum director himself take me on the tour of the bones, which was great, but he had a very thick accent, and I didn't catch a lot of it.
A quick stop for coffee, then on the way home, I asked to go to see the Cathedral Church of St George where the emperors were crowned, as we weren't going to be stopping anywhere else. Not sure that the guide was that impressed, as they were doing roadworks near ...