63 –Reuniting with the New Flower

Thu 28th Jan, Taitu Hotel, Addis AbabaThe flower mentioned here is Addis Ababa, or "new flower" in Amharic. Just like back in Khartoum, returning to Addis is like meeting an old friend. A comforting familiar location, the same hotel, somewhere you know you can clean up. And best of all,…

60 – Time out in S.land

Mon 25th  Jan, Oriental Hotel, HargeisaThere is nothing much to be said of today. In the morning, i had a full lunch of rice and mutton before lazing in the hotel. Went out to just see the many buildings, as well as the lively markets. I get the usual "China!"…

56 – A city of many facades

Thu 21st  Jan, Horseed Hotel, Djibouti CityThe best laid plans come to nought sometimes. We started off the day with the intention of taking a dhow across the bay to Tadjoura. As im writing this, we are still in Djibouti City. For the purpose of this entry, the conversion of…
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