Monthly Archives: January 2014

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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Shinenkai & fresh sushi!

We were invited by the new Japanese ambassador for a new year’s get together at his residence and it was very nice. Just like the Hilton events, they had fresh sushi, but in addition also other Japanese food items including … Continue reading

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And so it begins …

2 more weeks …

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Addis at dusk

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

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Ear plug

Julius had been complaining about ear discomfort ever since we returned to the Sheraton pool, but it was never painful or seemed urgent. Now after the xmas trip he brought it up again by saying ‘I wish we could go … Continue reading

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Another lazy, lounge-y Sunday @ Bunni

Really like their Bunni Burger, it really has EVERYTHING (well, maybe no egg?) … they noticed later they had forgotten the roasted onions and brought them separately … very nice.

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Long trip back via Dubai

This must have been the first time that when we searched for flights, the way via Dubai actually came up cheaper than direct to Frankfurt … and since we are more than happy to skip a trip with Ethiopian and … Continue reading

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3 generations of Nacken men (2013)

Somehow we did not get to pose for this in 2011 or 2012, but even more fun to see the differences now … my dad looks the same .. Julius gained the hair I lost … Actually a coincidence that … Continue reading

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Forrest walk 2 & trout

We went back to the Taunus and had another lovely walk / hike (estimated 6km) on partially muddy forrest paths. While I had called Hirschgarten again, they were totally booked for lunch, so, instead we planned on going to THIS … Continue reading

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Eeeeks …got a monkey on my back!

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Best wishes for 2014!!!

2013 was pretty awesome! And it looks like 2014 will even be better!

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