Alan J. Mercer's Most Humbling Adventure July 24th 2010 The Past is a Foreign Country...
Six months have passed now since my exit from Assosa but in many ways it seems like a lifetime ago. I am firmly back into the world of work and kept even busier in the world of fatherhood.
Events here happen so quickly: social invitiations arrive by email, text message, telephone call, mobile and smartphone. Diaries are filled months ago. Weekends seem ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Benishangul-Gumuz Region » Asosa 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
Hi - this is Al & Sara's blog!
We are 2 VSO volunteers working in Assosa, Beneshangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia for 2 years from Feb 2008 to 2010.
Don't try to find us on the map, 'cos we don't appear. We are proud to announce a grand total of 0 entries in the Lonely Planet - Ethiopia & Eritrea and um, 0 entries in the Bradt guide. In fact as an "emerging region" within Ethiopia our area is pretty anonymous both internally and (clearly) internationally. With the mud strip airport being relaid with tarmac we had a 2 day 4x4 journey here from Addis. That said, Assosa is a regional capital, has a p... full info