Bole International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa
... s nothing to do with me and my social skills necessarily but the warm and open nature of the majority of people here. Every ten minutes or so another drink arrived in front of me and then a plate of food to share, then more flowing conversation. Although I accepted that the activity of drinking is no cultural revelation to me, the act of drinking as a lone European surrounded by at least twenty chatterbox Ethiopians definitely fits my travel remit.
The little ...
... 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 ...
... 8217;s blog as he specialised in taking photographers into the tribal villages that Bruce Parry visited in his BBC program “The Tribe”. He was though in Awassa to help his pregnant wife visit a doctor and it became soon apparent that if I was to use him it would have to be in March. So we agreed some dates and I immediately changed my plans and quickly got a bus ticket back to Addis. This I knew mean’t that I would have ...
... moments and drinking hot
water and soft drinks,
- talking to animals and talking
- helping Papito to cook,
- learning about more than 20 different bird species,still unable to say the name in French even after seeing the same bird 20 times a day,
- seeing 3 leopards,
20 lions and hundreds of elephants, oryx, steenbok, springbok,impalas and much more,
how to say wardhog, pigeafowls, cheetah and ...
... his way home from a well-building mission in Ethiopia, who was drunk, and kept mentioning how he had killed people and destroyed things, and then was sent to make peace and build things. He seemed quite disturbed by what he had done in Afghanistan, and what he had seen there. I doubt that he would ever have been half as candid had he been sober, but it was a sad, honest window into his recent life experiences. Such a different life from my Nate. We again, for ...