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Out of Office: heading north

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Okay, it’s time to leave my cream puff, pizza, juice, cool temperature home. I will be heading North to visit the Northern Circuit of Ethiopia which is renowned for its historical and unique religious buildings. One church is made of stone. Ooooh impressive huh? This one was made down into the stone ground. They built it top down, with the roof at the level of the ground. Can’t pass that up.

I am not too sure about the internet options so my next confirmed place will be in Khartoum the capital of Sudan. I am thinking I should hit there in about a month. So with no further ado.

Ciao.

Humility: I got scammed.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

First I want to start out by telling how great at traveling I am.

I have been traveling for over two years now and I have been attempted armed robbed twice and attempted strong armed twice. None of which ended with a penny going to the bastards. I have had nothing stolen from me.
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Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
Thanks to those who threw out a comment or two. Tinbit- Thank you for the t-shirt. I'll miss you at the cafe. Jimmy- I didn't have much time in Monkey Bay as I was hopping on the boat the morning after ... [Continue reading this entry]

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: More stuff through the eyes and mind of Steve.

Thursday, July 5th, 2007
Ahmeric is much different than the Latin based languages like English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, etc. Instead of an alphabet like we use, they have a 400 plus word alphabet that is based on all the sounds that ... [Continue reading this entry]

End of Year Two: Well a International Year and an Ethiopian Year.

Thursday, July 5th, 2007
Okay, so to wrap it up. It’s now year two and a month, or a normal year and an Ethiopian 13 month year. I sort of forgot about the second year cycle. Oh well, I think I ... [Continue reading this entry]

Now were here.

Thursday, July 5th, 2007
Just wrapping up getting my Visa for Sudan. Here’s the routine. 1) Tourist Visas cannot be processed in any city other than Cairo. All others are received and the sent to Khartoum to be processed. Estimated times are ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Harar, Ethiopia

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
1 of the 362 alleyways 2 of 362 alleyways A ... [Continue reading this entry]

Riding the (H)rain Dire Dawa to Addis.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
After Harar with its alleyways, Hyenas, and hair specialists, it was time to move on to hotter pastures. Dire Dawa is Ethiopia's second most populous city. DD owes its popularity to I think it was a Swiss or ... [Continue reading this entry]

Off the beaten path: Winnies Hair Salon

Monday, July 2nd, 2007
Ah yes, as many great adventures start, this one too begins with a good poop. Huh? You can't go around wandering 362 alleyways if your bowels are going to wreak havoc on you. Not too many public ... [Continue reading this entry]

Harar, Ethiopia: Hyenas and Hyena Men

Sunday, July 1st, 2007
Okay, the background on the Hyena Men started a long time ago (I forgot my copies of the Lonely Planet to plagiarize.) Apparently there was this wide spread famine which led to both man and animals going hungry. ... [Continue reading this entry]