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Ethio-Pictures – Photographic Exhibition

We have a photo exhibition at Blackhall Library now on. It runs from 16th to 30th April. It’s in the lobby as you enter the library. And of course it’s free!! Lots of photos of life in Ethiopia from our … Continue reading

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VSO Edinburgh – Returned Volunteers Talk

On Friday night we gave a talk about our experiences to the VSO Edinburgh Group. It was a great evening – lots of discussion and sharing of experiences in true VSO style. We managed to get our 9000+ pictures of … Continue reading

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RV Conference

In October it was the Returned Volunteers Conference in Harborne Hall in Birmingham. It was very nostalgic to be back in the place where we originally trained pre-Ethiopia. It was a very useful and enjoyable weekend – a lot of … Continue reading

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Food!

Today is Blog Action Day, so we have decided to write a little bit about this year’s topic – food! Since coming back to the UK from Ethiopia we have definitely noticed the massive differences when it comes to food, … Continue reading

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Awris Dancing

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

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Driving Into Town

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

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Dust Devils in Abi Adi

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:

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