Category Archives: Ethiopia

Ethiopia is still screwing with us …

I have been emailing our moving company pretty much every day asking what is going on. We were aware that one final paper needed to be added to the collection of papers and then submitted to customs for them to … Continue reading

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One last Ethiopian sunset

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We like to move it, move it!

This has been going on since yesterday and I am sooo exhausted … yes, the packers are doing a lot of packing … but I still have to run up and down the house 50 times to answer questions, bark … Continue reading

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Fun with the sun

Some really nice, dramatic sunsets and rises these days, as if Ethiopia wants to say ‘bye bye’. And I just love using my toolbox of filters and brushes on them (it is a bit more creative work than just flicking … Continue reading

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We will get there …. eventually …….

This move has been incredibly tricky thus far … One might think after 4 international moves, I would be experienced, but the one thing I have learned, there is always something new that you cannot possibly anticipate. Like here in … Continue reading

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Driving around Addis Ababa

And this is not even rush hour … sorry for unfocused shots, but driving, holding a phone for filming AND check focus … not easy

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Addis at dusk

“Do you think I am beautiful?” “Yes dear, when the lights go out … ”

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Yes, there is an interesting story behind this photo …

… but I am not at liberty to spill the beans just yet … (But if you think the guy next to me looks like a young version of a recently deceased historical figure, you are not very far off … Continue reading

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Tight security

Yes, this guy on the right is armed with an automatic rifle! In front of Julius’ school! Background is that ever since the attacks in Kenya (Westgate Mall), people have grown fearful. And just a few weeks ago, 2 bomb … Continue reading

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Into the sun

These days me and Julius stay at school until around 5PM (library / playground) and thus we walk into the sunset on our way home.

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Construction site Mexico Square

The construction for the light rail system in Ethiopia’s capital is on-going and one big bottle neck is Mexico Square which Ritsu has to pass twice daily. It is hard to recognize that this once was a roundabout. The main … Continue reading

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Raining again …

quite uncanny to have pouring rain after the rainy season.

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Watching the solar eclipse

3 pairs of sunglasses and a 5 second ‘stare at the sun’ limit should be ok. [the eclipse pic is NOT mine, but this is pretty much what it looked like, well, not that big … but we indeed live … Continue reading

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Halloween in Ethiopia.

This is now our third Halloween in this country and so far it was limited to the school party and very rare sightings of Halloween themed items in store. So, imagine my surprise when yesterday on the way to pick … Continue reading

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Up North! At the end of the Ring Road.

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