Arrived safe and sound this afternoon. It was a pretty smooth flight although I had an exceptionally loud travelling partner beside me. Talkedly-talk-talk-talk. Nothing really to complain about though. Similar to July the wait through immigration and check-in was long...like two plus hours. But, different from July, T and Dawit were waiting there for me. . . . We just went to the Zebra Cafe to have a meal of tibs...very good.
T is staying overnight in my room so we can be on the road by 7am to head out to Showa to meet grandpa. T made a few calls today to Robel and things seem clear for the visa. If all goes as planned we'll be back in town mid afternoon to pick up Abu. How fulfilling and wonderful this will be! Like a dream, really!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Mike passed along the following report from Ethiopia: