Monthly Archives: January 2012

Weekend update

Somehow there was no photo taking this week. But there was still a lot going on. After our trip to Kiriftu, we had a BBQ at our place the day after, which was quite fun. Then on Sunday Julius went … Continue reading

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Relax-y day trip @ Kuriftu

Since we all had the day off thanks to Timket, we did a day trip to Debra Zeit again, but this time to the more fancy Kurifto Resort and Spa. Xhanti’s mom Zine organized the whole thing and the kids … Continue reading

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Melkam Timket

Another holiday weekend. From what we hear so far this is the biggest in the year. Timket. To celebrate, here some Ethiopian colors

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Julius N … the first Bond villain ever!

This is a complete trivia / trivial post. I was watching the very first Bond movie ‘Dr. No’ last night … probably the first time in over 20 years. And I enjoyed the little factoids I found: i.e. according to … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to regular Jenga?

We are very much into board / card / whatnot games right now … UNO (which I as a kid played with a regular deck of cards and the game was called Mau Mau) is one of the easy highlights. … Continue reading

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Ice-cream with Xhanti

Julius’ best bud Xhanti was MIA for the first 2 days of school, so Julius was very happy when he was back today. The boys said that they wanted their usual Wednesday play date, but as it turned out later, … Continue reading

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Oh, great, now we have a construction site next door.

That was a surprise to see upon return that what we thought was an abandoned construction project is now in full swing. And amazing to see how far they came in the few weeks we were gone. While there is … Continue reading

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The very very loooooong trek home

Our trip back started at 4:30PM local time by waiting for the taxi that never showed up and then just dragging our 2 suitcases (the other 2, much bigger ones, we had sent to the airport via currier service the … Continue reading

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Back in Addis.

Very long trip, more details later, but in general, everything was ok, no delays, all luggage accounted for, and no problem entering the country with our foreign ministry ID cards. (Which also gave us the privilege that they could NOT … Continue reading

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One last don lunch

Today is the day to go back, gladly our flight is pretty late, so, enough time for packing and even some last minute shopping. And a wonderful lunch. Seafood on rice in a bowl = don

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One last sushi dinner

Tomorrow it is already time to fly back to Addis Ababa and we were being indulged in one last sushi dinner at home.

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Ghibli Museum

Today we finally checked out the Ghibli Museum (wiki) in Mitaka. (I read many good things about it before) For those unfamiliar, Ghibli is the film studio that brought us many brilliant animated movies … and TV shows (Like ‘Heidi‘, … Continue reading

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Meeting Patrick again…

… and this is the only photo I took: I guess we were too busy chatting. We did not manage to meet up last year, so there was lots of catching up to so. Patrick recommended a very nice izakaya … Continue reading

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Bic Mac

One the guilty pleasures while we are here (Ethiopia has no McDonalds, or any other foreign food chains)

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7.0 earthquake

I guess the Mayans were right and this is the end. We experienced a 7.0 earthquake today and after last year’s events everyone is a bit extra jumpy. Gladly nothing happened (here), the epicenter was 500km south of us. But … Continue reading

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