Monthly Archives: July 2011
Awris is a type of dance originating from Abi Adi and the surrounding Tembien region. It has been described as imitating the movements of a hen and rooster but we also heard a story that it originates from people having … Continue reading
Here’s a video of our journey into town. We would do this every few days, often going into town on the college service bus for lunch or dinner. Here we are in the back of a pick up truck with … Continue reading
I love camels! Living in Ethiopia has given me the chance to see these animals up close and they really are fascinating creatures. We used to see them regularly on Saturday mornings at the market, where they would bring in … Continue reading
After leaving Abi Adi we took the plane from Mekele down to Addis Ababa and the next day was spent doing paperwork for VSO to prepare for our departure. First of all we went to the central police headquarters to … Continue reading
Occasionally we would see mini whirlwinds in Abi Adi. These are called “dust devils” and are quite spectacular as these rush down the main road. Here is a video:
The day after the graduation ceremony was our last day in Abi Adi. It was a busy Sunday, packing our bags and cleaning up the house and the day culminated in the evening with our farewell party. The college staff … Continue reading
President Obama is popular with the young people in Ethiopia, and you can often see his name and face on T-Shirts and other things; textbooks, pens, shops, keyrings and push-carts. Here are some photos of President Obama fans in Ethiopia.