Monthly Archives: September 2013

Still raining…

It is a common saying here that the rainy season stops like clock work on the Meskel holiday, which this year was 26th Sept. and the previous 2 years this held true. Not so much this year. The weather is … Continue reading

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Kenya trip – photos to follow …

So far I have only posted what I have written up so far … I am too tired to get into the 400+ pictures we took, I will add some later and hopefully create a nice photo album on smugmug … Continue reading

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Kenya Trip day 4 – the long trek home

And yet, yet another early wake up call. Even a bit earlier as I really wanted to take a shower, then packing and ready for quick breakfast at 6:30AM, followed by check-out at 7AM and then in our van and … Continue reading

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Kenya Trip day 3 – full day in the Mara

Another early wake up, no time for breakfast, hopping on the van at 6:30 AM and off we go. Nice thing is that we have our own van, own driver and never have to arrange with a group of people. … Continue reading

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Kenya Trip day 2 – off to the Mara

Early wake up call and great breakfast, everything one could want including bubbly and smoked salmon. But we do not have much time, eat, pack, check out and meet with Saiman who drives us the 5 hours to Maasai Mara. … Continue reading

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Kenya Trip day 1 – getting there

After the school’s Meskel celebration we went back home and packed. Pick up by our old driver Teddy ay 2PM and off to the airport. No problems at check-in and then wait. At last security check they confiscate my lighter. … Continue reading

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And we have arrived in Nairobi!

Flight was no problem, everything was on time. I am still in disbelief how different 2 capital cities in Africa, quite close together, can be. Nairobi has big supermarket chains, tall high rises, I did not see a single goat, … Continue reading

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Happy Meskel

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Something strange happened at last year’s Meskel

It is Meskel again and I went through footage from last year and came across THIS … wait for it …

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Finally!

Ok, 9 might be a bit late (hey, I mastered cycling at 10), but he finally got it and now we need to find a bigger space to get into curves …

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Brunch at Clay Pot

I had heard for a while now about this place, but since it is on the other side of town, we have not managed to check it out, until now. And it was a very delightful surprise. All food items … Continue reading

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We are working on it!

Something I had started many many years ago and which got pushed back by falling off, lack of motivation, lack of practice space now finally is getting somewhere. J & me have been at it now more firmly for the … Continue reading

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Now there is a water shortage

This time there appears to be a rather serious water issue, most likely based on the ongoing construction of the light rail system all over the city. Local news (in Amharic only) reported allegedly that 65% of all households will … Continue reading

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… and on a rainy day …

or “Summer in Africa”

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Brunch at Bunni

Ritsu introduced me to a new brunch place which she knows from work lunches. It is on the 5th floor of a ‘high rise’ close to the center and the view is pretty neat. They offer delicious and not very … Continue reading

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