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Goodbye Ethiopia….(for now)

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So we are leaving Ethiopia today.  We’re sitting in the departures section of the airport, in fact!  The international terminal had good internet, and while I download a few kindle books for the long flight, I thought I’d write a … Continue reading

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An Update on Life in Addis…

So…life in Addis has gotten much busier since we returned from the UK… While Tim’s been out in the field for the past couple of weeks, I started my new job in a UK junior exploration company.  The East African … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation…

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Lost in Translation…. It’s hard living in a non-English speaking country. It’s hard enough when the people can speak English…like in Switzerland last year…when I tried to speak to them in German they would immediately respond in English. It’s like … Continue reading

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The Upside-down Macchiato and Other Things…

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I miss going into a café and they already know what I’m going to order before I open my mouth cough, Good Oil, cough, The Fix, cough.  That was cool last year.  And the year before.  And the three years … Continue reading

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Traditional Ethiopian Dancing!

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This is at one of the restaurants in Addis, Yod Abysinnia. Abysinnia is Amharic the word for old Ethiopia. The restaurant has traditional live music and live dancing every night (lots of restaurants in Addis do…) This restaurant has lots … Continue reading

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Addis Observations/Things you didn’t know about Ethiopia…

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There is a day for every Saint. Monday (30th Jan) was St Mary’s day. Wednesday was St Georges’ Day (Giorgis) – but not the real one. The REAL day is in October. But since he’s the Patron Saint of Ethiopia, … Continue reading

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Happy Timkat!!

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So it’s Timkat in Ethiopia.  Timkat is the celebration of the baptism of Jesus (Timkat = baptism in Amharic) and it’s considered to be a bigger deal than Easter here.  Which makes sense, since Easter is when Jesus died, so … Continue reading

Addis Dogs

Took this sneaky pic of Tim the other day – he’s such a softie with animals!!  There are so many stray dogs in Addis, you see them everywhere you go.  Puppies, too.  Sometimes there will be an Ethiopian guy on the side of the road holding a couple of puppies with their eyes barely open.  He’ll come up to your car window and say “150 Birr! 150 Birr!”.  This is something like $9 US.  They are so cute I could die!!!  It’ so hard to say no, but people are heavily advised not to buy them…some ferangis have done so in the past only to later find out the puppies have rabies…

Tim has adopted a puppy in the field and called her Dish.  Every time he comes home I hear all about Dish!!  He told me he braided her a pink collar with flagging tape…here’s a pic of her:

Dish-dog…Tim’s other girl for when he’s in the field