Monday, May 20, 2019

Weekly Wellness : Week 20 (May 13 - May 19)

Apologies for the lack of updates the past 3 weeks. I said to myself that I would be good about blogging and updating even if it's nothing major going on. I am currently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a work related trip with some pleasure. Left May 13th evening and got to Addis Ababa on Wednesday midnight, and it's now been a week since I left home. Trip has been slightly extended due to thunderstorms and work. I do miss home though, even though it's a place with beautiful nature all around.

It's very eye opening and interesting being in a 3rd World Country where there is a clear divide of those who have money and those who do not. I spend most my days in the hotel but in my free time I went to Addis Ababa University to see the African Studies Museum and I went to Etoto Museum. Such a beautiful culture and history.

I also went to a Cultural Show where they have traditional Ethiopian music and instruments and dance along with food! I'd say I'm pretty open minded when it comes to food but I also want to be careful not to get sick here as I have about another week left.

Places don't really have numbers or signs, there is no 'Yelp' for restaurants, power outages are the norm though you'd wish you known while stuck in the elevator, people are friendly and speaks English, Italian food here is amazing due to them trying to colonize, and way of life and customs are very different!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like such the experience though! From the pictures you've posted so far, it looks like such a lovely place.

    When are you going to come back if your trip has been extended? Are you going to go to Fanime? I feel like we spoke about it, but we were both on the fence. If you're going, let's meet up! I think I'm gonna go. :D