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Tag Archives: Ethiopia
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
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
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
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
“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
I just worked with 13 other Peace Corps Volunteers and 6 Ethiopian counterparts to conduct the second annual Mekele Camp GLOW. Camp GLOW, which stands for Girls Leading Our World, is an international Peace Corps project focused on teaching youth … Continue reading