Monthly Archives: September 2010

What to eat on ‘fasting day’?

Good news for vegetarians. On Wednesdays and Fridays in Ethiopia it is “Fasting Day” – although you can still eat as much as you like, meat is off the menu! So yesterday we enjoyed the following dish: atkilt bayinetu – … Continue reading

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Meskel

Today – 27th September – is the holiday “Meskel” – which celebrates the finding of the true cross – which is important for the Orthodox Christians in the country. In the capital yesterday there was a big parade and a … Continue reading

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Addis Ababa to Abi Adi

We have arrived in Abi Adi! On Tuesday we finished our 10 days of In-Country Training and on Wednesday we took a flight to Mekelle, in the north of the country. The Dean of our college and two of the … Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt

Yesterday the volunteers took part in a scavenger hunt. We had to race around the city and find objects, information and people and bring them back to the VSO Programme Office. It was lots of fun and gave us a … Continue reading

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In Country Training

Here’s a picture of the group of new volunteers at In Country Training. We were dressed smartly for a visit to the British Ambassador’s House. We are from all over the world – the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, the Philippines, … Continue reading

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A little walk around Addis Ababa

A few of us went for a little walk today. Saw the blue and white taxis (in abundance!) and some buildings being built which had scaffolding made of wooden sticks, rather than metal pipes. It was still high, about four … Continue reading

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Good Morning Ethiopia!

Hello Everyone! We have arrived safely in Ethiopia. We left London at 2pm on Saturday and flew to Amman in Jordan. After about an hour wait we took off again and landed in Addis Ababa at about 2am local time. … Continue reading

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