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our gate sans razor wire; very welcoming

ethiopian time & space

August 11th 2010
Sometime around sunrise the plane began to descend through the clouds towards the dark city that lay below. I was a strung out mess of nerves and exhaustion after a frantic last week in Santiago and two overnight flights. In Chile, I had been doing a pretty good job of mentally not dealing with anything other than the present. The logistics of leaving one continent was enough. Thinking about l ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region » Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Flag Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
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