Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa
The bellowing call to prayer of a nearby mosque ripped me from my sleep at 5am, I thought we were in St George land? An hour or so later I fell back to sleep and it wasn't until 1pm again that I woke, I can't make a habit of this but I must have needed the sleep.
I lined my stomach with a 'mixed vege dish' as my dwelling also has a restaurant attached. As time goes on I will work out what all of the things on the plate were as I seem to remember my friends of ...
... to a greater or lesser
degree in every medical decision we make.
I certainly don’t want to play god any more than Dr. Rick
does with these kids and yet with such limited resources someone has to. He puts on an almost unsympathetic and
decisive face while delivering the bad news to some of the patients who often
have traveled far to see him.
Having had dinner over at his house Friday night I have ...
... finally got to us. We needed a little time apart to collect our thoughts and perspectives (I took a long walk by myself and enjoyed some ice cream). By the end of the day, all seems well.
An unexpected turn of events allowed us to spend some time with Kidist and Ruth's half brother Dawit. They shared a biological father (Zelalem), but never knew each other growing up. Through Dawit, we were able to learn more about Zelalem's history and living ...
... children. We talked and laughed and talked some more. We came up with a plan for our short stay and will visit her village tomorrow to help out. Soon we shall see what tomorrow has in store for us.
11.11.13 - Today we met with Betty and Hirut for breakfast at a local "posh" cafe for coffees and a light meal before heading out on the city. Two coffees each, three sponge cakes, and one omelet set us back a whopping $9 US. We got picked up by our driver Zerry ...
... innocent lives that were taken.
Then I was on my own again. I spent the rest of the day drinking machiattos, local beers and eating my favorite Ethiopian dish of lamb tibs while researching my next plans which would take me to two cities on opposite sides of the country over three ...