I recall Anthony Bourdain saying that the first place a person should go when arriving into a new town is the local market. It is in the market that you get a feel for the people. Addis Ababa is home to the Merkato, Africa’s largest open air market. It was one of two things I… Continue reading
You can only research before you leave the country so much and even then the practicalities on the ground tend to be so different that it can be difficult to compare two experiences. My goal for the first day in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, was to apply for my visa into Somaliland.… Continue reading
I again find myself in awe looking out over the Egyptian and Nubian deserts from the right window of my Lufthansa Airbus, just as I did in 2007 en route to Nairobi. I decided for this leg of the flight I would take a window seat and chose the right one. The vast desert that… Continue reading
I’m checked in at Tampa International, waiting for my flight to Miami and on to a connection in Frankfurt. I will be en route to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over the next 24 hours.
I just added a gallery for my photos of Ethiopia to the photo page. Check em out!