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... go home.
I lied and said I had a Skype date with a friend who just had a baby, and he said he understood but we would just grab a coffee first.
We sat down in a small local bar/coffee place/restaurant, and out came lunch.
I told him again "we're not getting drunk, I'm not paying for your beers, I need to go home"
(I had paid for all of the bus tickets up there, without volunteering to).
"ok ok, I understand, ...
... covers 7 hectares, and contains the ruins of a complex of palaces, built at different times. The first was built by Emperor Fasiladas mid 17th C, but the main banqueting hall was destroyed by British bombs when ousting the Italians in WWII. Most palaces were in original condition, with the Star of David above the entranceways supposedly confirming the link between King Solomon and the lineage of Ethiopian kings, starting ...
... some trees.
Daniel showed me to a museum that I paid 100 Bir for and wished I hadn't. The guide led me round different artefacts at the speed of light and I still have no clue what he said to this day. There were several crowns and robes and I think I caught the names of Haile Selassie and King Menelik, but that is about it. The guide looked at me as if expecting a tip so I told him that 'Slow the **** Down' was a dead cert at Aintree later. ...
... off taking photos. The monkeys are black and white and have long white bushy tails. After a quick lunch, we head to the Mursi village which is another hour drive back up the mountain we just came down. Our tour guide Gebre warned us to take only our camera and money for photos and nothing else. The Mursi have mastered ripping off tourist. We had to negotiate a price for each person we take a photo of and do not sneak photos as they will know. So we arrive and ...
... just have such a graceful, fluid running style.
Eventually, one of the runners, a 15 year old guy named Stephen, came over and started talking to me. I was so happy ...