(4 posts in December, 2014)Back

Finishing up for the holidays

20 December, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

So only 5 days until Christmas day. Again, it hardly feels like it here, its just too hot haha! The big news from my end is that I'm coming home for Christmas. Due to circumstances outside of my control, I need to leave the country and re-enter on a different visa. Unfortunately, this is not something that I have a choice about. However, it is a nice surprise to be able to be home with friends and family over the Christmas break! A little bit of an anti-climax since it was only 6 weeks ago I wa...

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Less than 2 weeks to Christmas!

13 December, 2014 | 1 COMMENTS

Things continue here as normal and despite it getting closer and closer to Christmas, it doesn't feel like it at all. Having Christmas music on while I write this helps a little :-) I still haven't managed to get a license plate for my motorcycle yet, so it is still sitting waiting for me. Hopefully within the next week! One of the guys from Bingham who has a motorbike has lent me his until mine gets sorted. It's great to have transport finally! However, there is a fuel shortage in the country a...

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Start of the Christmas season!

6 December, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

So we're well into December now, getting closer to Christmas. I'm sure back home all of the shops, and town centres are littered with decorations reminding you about how close Christmas is! Well over here, things haven't really changed. In fact, a number of friends watched a film tonight, Love Actually. I asked why we were watching it, as it's more of a Christmas film, and then realised that it is Christmas. The Ethiopian celebration of Christmas happens about a week into January. Most holidays ...

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End of November

1 December, 2014 | 3 COMMENTS

Another week is over, here in Addis Ababa. It’s been a fairly busy week of language school and various administrative things. Language school is going fairly well, though I’m reliably informed that things get exponentially harder as time goes on, so I shall enjoy the relaxed, relatively easy learning for the time being. They have split up the classes based on ability a bit, so I’m with a different group more at my level. All in all, I’m keen to see how things continue to progress! I man...

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