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New Blog! forrestcopeland.wordpress.com

Hello everyone.  There will be NO MORE POSTS on this blog.  My new blog is here: https://forrestcopeland.wordpress.com/ Check it out for more stories about Ethiopia.  But I hope to also write about other subjects.  I felt like this blog, Tales from … Continue reading

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Two Years, Endless Challenges, Boundless Growth

This will be my last post on this blog.  I will continue blogging, but now it’s time to lay this one to rest since it embodies my Peace Corps Service in Abi Adi, Tigray, Ethiopia where I lived for 22 … Continue reading

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Another Tigray Trek?

WHAT?!  You did another Tigray Trek?   Yes we did.  This year it was bigger and better.  We had around 20 Peace Corps Volunteers participating as core runners or on the support crew that went 242 km from Atsbi to Korem, Tigray … Continue reading

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Ashenda 2014!

The girls will find you…it’s only a matter of time.  Every spring groups of girls get together and beautify themselves with new dresses, fancy hairdos, and jewelry.  Then they take to the streets with a hand drum for three crazy days looking … Continue reading

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YSEL Ethiopia 2014 Summer Camp

I recently wrote about the transformative effect of youth summer camps in Ethiopia while describing Mekele Camp GLOW 2014.  As foreigners we are able to synthesize a little piece of America here in Ethiopia for a week or two at … Continue reading

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Bunna in Ethiopia

We couldn’t find any coffee to buy in the town of Chiri which is located in the highland Kaffa Zone of Southwestern Ethiopia.  This region is the birthplace of coffea.arabica; all arabica coffee cultivated in the world originated from the … Continue reading

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My Friend Mustafa

“Welcome my friend Mr. Forrest, the most famous man!” This is a typical greeting from my friend Mustafa whenever I go to visit him in his shop.  Mustafa is a tailor in Abi Adi and his little shop occupies a … Continue reading

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