Thursday, July 14, 2011
I'm am glad to report that I am safe in Addis Ababa. After an hour long delay and dealing with lost luggage I am happy to say that I am in one piece :D! The city is much like any big city but when you start reaching the outskirts at about 6:30 or 7 in the morning you start seeing hundreds of people walking towards the city. Perhaps to go to work. I was also able to catch a glimpse of some runners stretching after a long workout. The guest house is a lot nicer than I had anticipated and there are a few other volunteers from New Zealand, Scotland, and other European countries. There's running water (half the time), a fridge, and electricity. The weather is a little overcast and reminds me of San Francisco. We have tea, coffee, cereal, and toast for breakfast and everyone is extremely nice. Getinet, my host has a great sense of humor and has already started teaching me wrong things to say to people in Amharic. I've already said "Hi elephant" to a lady that works in the guest house... Until my next opportunity to check in!