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The East I had been to the churches of northern Ethiopia, the rivers of western Ethiopia and the tribes of southern Ethiopia so I decided I had better see what eastern Ethiopia had to offer. I met a girl named Marit from Germany who had been volunteering in Addis Ababa for the past two months and had not been able to travel. She told me it would be …
We returned to Addis and had three days of relaxation there. We packed a box of souvenirs to send home, walked around bits of the town that we'd not visited before and generally just enjoyed not being on the road. We caught up with friends of Patrick’s from MSF again, visited a photographic exhibition and worked a bit on our trip to India.
Our arrival in Addis marked our arrival in the real Africa, first time for me and a new African experience for Patrick! We were pretty exhausted as the previous few nights we'd had little sleep. We had to hang about for a long time waiting for our room. Though we’d been assured upon arrival of our reservation (made a week earlier) and that …
... which is next to the orthodox church, it's a place where both religions co-exist in harmony, He was keen to show me Ethiopian culture at its best, and we made our way through the largest local market in the city.
I loved it, so many layers, patterns, livestock. Men carrying huge bags on their head, through the winding alleys, the various different areas for different produce, men at work recycling, women making butter, people using goat ...
... internet sort of worked. Internet over the past few weeks has been frustratingly slow, when available, and there are often power outages to contend with as well. These can last from a few minutes to hours, though a lot of places have their own generators that kick in when necessary.
The population of Ethiopia is over 90 million, with one of the fastest growing populations in the world, although access to family planning is ...
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