Today I was in the Amhara region of Ethiopia in its capital Bahir Dar, a bustling lakeside town in the northern part of the country. I loved being just a quick Ethiopian Airlines flight away from Addis.
Bahir Dar is situated on Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake. I took this photo outside of my hotel as the sun was going down this evening. I wanted to capture a little bit of serenity after a very busy day filled with bumpy, unpaved African roads and miles of walking in the Ethiopian countryside.
Right now it’s 4:30 AM in Ethiopia. I haven’t been able sleep well here thus far. I take cat naps in the evenings and then I can’t fall asleep until around 3:30 or 4:30 AM. Needless to say my body hasn’t gotten a full night’s rest since I’ve been here. I’m fine now, but it will certainly catch up with me. My task for the rest of this week is to make sure I get some rest! In fact, I am struggling to keep my eyes open to finish this post. All I can think about is getting coffee tomorrow morning.
When It Doesn’t Work for You, March On!
I almost stayed at this beautiful, pristine hotel tonight, but guess what? It didn’t have wi-fi in the rooms. The wi-fi was only available around the pool and in a small lobby. That may have been OK if I was traveling for leisure, but since I’m working it was a deal breaker no matter how beautiful and whimsical it was.
Right now I’m in a hotel that has Wi-Fi in its room. It’s not as pretty, but I’m looking for functionality over beautiful grounds.
I am going to be quite busy over the next few days but I’ll continue to write these dispatches from Ethiopia.
Now, I’m off to try to get a few hours of sleep before the sun comes up!