(4 posts in June, 2008)Back

Back to Ethiopia, for one day

29 June, 2008 | 0 COMMENTS

So I'm back here in Ethiopia, having arrived safely from South Africa. I spend today here and then fly home on Monday morning; I think it's at 4am. Nasty. Our second week in South Africa was much more enjoyable than the first. Mainly because the weather finally picked up and we were able to do some more touristy things. On Monday, we visited Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. We saw his cell and those of the other prisoners who were there. We were given a tour of the island b...

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Cape Town sights

23 June, 2008 | 0 COMMENTS

One week into our trip to South Africa, it seems clear that we have picked a poor time to visit. Winter time here means weather very like weather at home, and we have hardly seen the sky in the week. There is often a large amount of fog which prevents any real sight seeing. Anyway, we're trying to make the most of it. Most of the time we have spent looking at various shops and indoor attractions here. We have seen most of the shopping centres and other local sights. We visited the Cape Town a...

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South Africa!

15 June, 2008 | 0 COMMENTS

So due to Ethiopia's lack of internet, I'll have to blog about my last days in Ethiopia from South Africa. Last Weekend, Brian and I and some of the girls left the city to spend an evening in the country. We went to a place called Debre Lebanos, where an Ethiopian man who lived in Germany for 30 years has built an attractive resort. It is built right on the edge of a large gorge, a tributary to the Nile. The views from the restaurant especially are stunning, which you can enjoy sitting in fro...

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Finishing up

6 June, 2008 | 0 COMMENTS

It's scary to believe that this will be my penultimate post from Ethiopia, at least for the moment. All of the classes are finishing up, the kids are returning textbooks and work load is winding down. The rainy season has finally come, these days I often wake up to rain which is something I haven't experienced since September last year. Unfortunately, the rain hasn't come in time to prevent famine, which has hit some areas down country. With no rain until now, the crops have failed and the ne...

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