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ETHIOPIA | Friday, 6 March 2009 | Views [544] | Comments [3]

We made it, almost missed our flight (not our fault, I swear!), and now we're in Ethiopia.  It's a cool place so far from what we've seen, very different from Eastern Africa, different people, different climate, different language...no more "Mzungu" for me!  We got in around 7:30 pm, got to our hotel, walked around the area looking for some authentic Ethiopian food, and finally found a restaurant where the menu was only in amharic...it boded well for us.  Had some tibs (meat) with injera (spongy bread), and we were serenaded by a bunch of different, really good Ethiopian singers accompanied by a guy on a traditional stringed instrument and another guy on an electric keyboard.  Today we ran around frantically looking for a working ATM, which we finally found, and now we're arranging flights and trekking and all that good stuff.  

That's it for now, shout outs to Uncle Gary/Aunt Judy, Aunt Andi again, and Gail...thanks again for your comments.  More to come!



yeah!! Real Ethiopian food and good musicians!! What fun!
...looking forward to next stop! :-) Take care of yourself....
-until next time! gail

  gail Mar 7, 2009 1:33 PM


My favorite Ethiopian food is doro wat. Best Ethiopian food we have had in US was in Boston and Chicago, then Richmond, then Raleigh, and finally Chapel Hill. The very first time we had it was in DC but it was so long ago I don't remember it very well. We eat it whenever we get a chance - it is delicious!! I am jealous!

  Andi Mar 7, 2009 2:55 PM


Lucky you, Sylvia, you get to eat with your hands in public. If you recall, over here we have to use entrenching tools.

  sylvia mom Mar 7, 2009 11:52 PM

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