It is really hard here to get in the holiday spirit. It has been mainly sunny and pleasant for 2 months and there is no christmas decoration (or menorah) to be found anywhere, unless you check the 5 star hotels like Hilton and Sheraton.
Ok, so there was a politically correct ‘december holidays’ concert at school and the constant chatter of ‘going home for the holidays’ is all over the expat community …
I still do not feel it, this will come when I get out of the airport in Frankfurt in a few days, feeling cold and hearing x-mas music all over the place :)
Happy Holidays everyone …
The Ethiopian christmas btw. is on Jan. 7th. And no, there is no tree.
e·piph·a·nyiˈpifənē/ noun/ 1. the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12).
Time to move on ...
When I was a kid, there were no guards at the school gate, let alone those armed with AK-47s !
The highway is my soccer field.
Meanwhile ... And this is the pre-construction traffic!
To acclimatize to Addis one must first learn to give up control. Failure to do so may result in a total loss of sanity.
Morning commute. Mind you, this is not the country side, this is the city center of Ethiopia's capital!
"Julius, do you want to watch some TV with papa?" "Shhh, I am reading" ...
Here comes the flood ... Local school kids on their way home.