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This Bole Morning

Being in a new environment can make you feel very alert. Everything is different- e.g. language, city layout, vehicles, people, and you.  I wrote this on the anniversary of my first week in Ethiopia. This Bole morning I am awake- unlike yesterday- and walking and wondering if I should shade my eyes with glasses made Read More

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Tandoori and New Friends

Sunday September 9th My uncle took me out today. For all of you who just asked: Is he your real uncle? He’s my father’s friend who’s been working in Ethiopia for the last number of years. He’s African, a family friend and about 20 years older than me so yes, he is my real uncle Read More

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Keuzkaza no (It’s Cold)

Saturday, September 8 Part 1: Keuzkaza no (It’s Cold) It’s so cold here and I’m kicking myself for not bringing my blue hoodie. I absolutely need it and now am going to have to buy one here.  That little voice told me to pack it but I was concerned that it would be too thick Read More

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Settling In

Friday, September 7th 2012 Today I moved into the house that will be my home for the next month.  It’s really cute. It’s a two bedroom bungalow with two bathrooms, a living room, kitchen and dining room. There’s even a fireplace! Ethiopia will enter a new year on Tuesday, September 11th. It will be 2005! Read More

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Smooth Travels to Addis

Praises to God! I’ve arrived in Ethiopia safe and at peace.  Everything went so well getting here, I have to start off by giving thanks. Having someone meet you at the airport is one of the best parts about arriving anywhere. After flying for over 20 hours, going through several security checkpoints, getting your visa, Read More