Trip Start Feb 21, 2006
6Trip End Jun ????
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Up until our deadline (April 15) to have a transfer formula for the tigrian government, we were working our butts off (7 days a week). The day after James gave our presentation we left for wonderful Addis. Well, actually it is quite dirty, it is worse than D.C.! However, we did get to swim at the Hilton, we did not stay there, which was a nice change.
Then we were off to the wonderful land of Awassa! We took a 3 hour ride in a pickup truck with three people in the back. It was very tight. Plus the ride took a little bit longer because we were stuck in awful traffic in Addis.
Anyways, we arrived to Awassa, were there was sooo much green and a beautiful lake, wildlife, and monkeys
All-in-all it was a fantastic trip. On our way back to Addis, we picked up charcoal, a sheep, a chicken, papaya, strawberries, tomatoes, onions, and watermelons. Most of this was for James and a friend Messy. Mike and I ended up with some strawberries.
The next few days, we have just been relaxing. This weekend is a holiday because it is when Ethiopia celebrates Easter. Since people have been fasting (no meat) for 55 days, today begins the meat fest! We are going to have a huge feast with our land lady and her family, and then we go back to work tomorrow....