Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa
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... 34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">fermented honey. As most of my CIA friends know if I am going to drink
it is going to be sweet and this was perfect too bad it hasn’t really
made it to the states yet. The food ...
... then headed to bed early.
On my last day in Addis I wanted to do a little more sightseeing- there's a museum with a cast of Lucy in it, plus Mercato, the crazy insane busy wonderful market.
I started heading towards the museum, and, like every single time I go out anywhere in Ethiopia, a man started walking with me.
This man was Thomas, a 29 year old DJ from a small village outside of Awassa.
We chatted while we walked for ...
... 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 ...
... and was also very good at ignoring my insistence that I didn't need a guide. He walked with me to the Selam Bus (literally translated as 'Hello Bus') so I could buy my ticket 'oop North. To be fair I probably wouldn't have found it straight away and this is the issue I am struggling with, every time I try to break out on my own someone accompanies me and they actually help quite a lot.
Ticket booked for Bahar Dar or ...
... of late. They clearly have been brought in from India by some enterprising local who recognizes that given their likely fuel efficiency and size they would fit in well. They are essentially a 3 wheeled vehicle - a motorcycle with a built-in pod for passengers. You will recognize the look from the pictures. The surgeons here curse them. They have brought in a new breed of nasty traumas. 2 days ago we had a roll-over victim from one of ...