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Tracy's Journey

Trip: Africa/India/SE Asia

There are [72] stories from my trip: Africa/India/SE Asia

Dancing in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA | Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | Views [235]

We went out dancing Saturday night with some local friends. It was really fun. You would have never guessed we were in Ethiopia. We first went to one bar (Che) to have drinks because the drinks at the dance club are really expensive. We had two rounds ... Read more >

Spending time with the children

ETHIOPIA | Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | Views [294]

The kids are so precious. Every time I enter the toddler room now, they all come up to me holding out their hands to do patty-cake. Last week I went to the Children's Home Academy and read a book to 10 different Kindergarten & pre-school classes.... Read more >

Photos: Ethiopia - Lake Awasa

ETHIOPIA | Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

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A Trip to Awasa

ETHIOPIA | Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | Views [467]

Our dear friend, Addis agreed to drive us to Awasa on Saturday, so we rented a car and left at 6:00 am as dawn was breaking.   Awasa is about four & a half hours away from Addis on a good highway; however this highway has more obstacles you ... Read more >

Entoto Mountains

ETHIOPIA | Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | Views [1246] | Comments [1]

According to the guidebooks, it should be fairly easy to get to the Entoto Mountains right outside of Addis Ababa, which has a great view of the city and a market on Saturday.   It was supposed to be only two mini-buses, but instead it took five ... Read more >

Photos: Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA | Sunday, 10 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Walking with the masses

ETHIOPIA | Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | Views [427]

There are two volunteers here - Beckie & Newton. They are really so nice. It's nice to have them to show me the ropes and help pave the way. Newton is actually from San Francisco also. He teaches art and is a soccer coach. He has done lots of ... Read more >

Finally Made It!

EGYPT | Sunday, 3 Oct 2010 | Views [393] | Comments [2]

I have finally made it to Ethiopia after being stuck in Cairo for two days.   With only two hours of sleep in about a 36-hour period, I had the opportunity to experience being at the mercy of the KLM airport ground crew at 1:30 am. Being a transferring ... Read more >

Photos: Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

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A Day in Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | Views [327] | Comments [1]

After 10 ½ hours of flying and about an hour of sleep since Wednesday morning, I went off to explore the city of Amsterdam at 4:00am central time (11:00am Amsterdam).   I took the train into the city centre even though it was dreary & rainy.... Read more >

Photos: Visiting Home

USA | Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Visiting Family

USA | Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | Views [300] | Comments [2]

I am having a delightful two months visiting my family and spending lots of fun time with the kids. Enjoying Mom's cooking, walks to the park, swimming, playing basketball with Tes everytime we go outside to play, blowing bubbles, visiting friends, ... Read more >

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