A thought provoking day…

June 15 Today was another wonderful adventure, however. at times completely hectic. I started early today since, I was finally going to the orphanage. I looked forwarded to the visit,

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Goodbye Arabic, Hello Amharic!

Welcome to Anytown, Ethiopia. You’ve just stepped off a crowded bus; your ears are ringing from the music that blared for the past 8 hours, and the blood is slowly

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The Church

Proof that God uses nothing to do something. The hand of the Lord Jesus is with the our breathern in Ethiopia. Over 7,000 ministers and pastors were present for the

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Ethiopia’s Living History…Clockwise

Northern Ethiopia is all about living history — mostly the ancient living history of Orthodox Christianity. We made a big bus loop through the north visiting all the main hitoric

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Addis

I woke and started to pack. Mike had found that the Hotel Wutma had 2 single rooms for little more than we were already paying so across the road we

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Noises in the Night

I didn’t get much sleep last night! There was a catalogue of things that happened. Firstly, the young college guard (who stops by most nights to say hello and who

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Of hippos and tarmac

The long, arduous journey on a local bus travelling mainly on an unpaved road was worth it to get to Awasa. My journey started at 5am (11:00 Ethiopian time) when

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Return to Robe – Return of the RAT!

I was lucky enough to get a lift back to Robe on Wednesday with Dereje and Nigel (VSO doing research into Valuing Teachers). This time, we came via the usual

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A day in the life

A brothel/bar in Lalibela. 4:35am. Xavier knocks on the door: “Khwaja?” I had set my own alarm but forgot to turn it on. Good to have a travel companion. We

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Addis Ababa…Beautiful and Sad!

Where do I begin? I got to Amsterdam and after I blogged, I was waiting in a room to board a plane to Addis and people kept saying they were

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