Didn’t manage to get much sleep on the flight, but watched a beautiful sunrise.
Addis is an 8 hour plane journey and 3 hours ahead of UK time, and that’s before you add the complications of Ethiopian timekeeping! Daytime starts at 6AM, and counts upwards to 12, and then repeats at 6PM to create Ethiopian night time. It’s currently 12:34 or 6:34 day time. We travelled from Bole airport to Addis Ababa university for 3 days of training. The Hawassa team have met their counterparts but the Addis counterparts are arriving a little later.
Here’s a quick pics of some volunteers and counterparts outside the cafe:
After hearing about the International Citizen Service from a passing comment a few months ago, and applying soon afterwards I’m extremely excited to say I’ll be travelling to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia in January 2013! Continue reading