Monthly Archives: January 2011

#3. I Smell a Rat!

Today I had my shoes shined. Here in Addis, shoe shining is a booming enterprise. People’s shoes get very dusty walking on the dirt roads, and shining shoes is a way for people, mostly teenagers, to earn a little money. Continue reading


#1. In Search of Entoto

A few days ago we drove (actually we rode, and Michael, our PCUSA rep, drove) just outside Addis hoping to hike Entoto, the tallest mountain encircling the city. Continue reading