… I’d like you to hear this quick example of the type of backgrounds some of the students at the EEF (Ethiopian Education Foundation) hostel here come from. I’ve changed the name of this student, who is currently here at the hostel, to protect his confidentiality. Samuel was 13 when his primary school brought him to… Continue reading If you only read one of my posts…
There are loads of things I’m really enjoying in Addis. But there are a few quirks that I’m struggling with. One is the enormous amount of just waiting around you seem to have to do. I spent most of the morning in the courtrooms one day this week, waiting for an official piece of paper… Continue reading Waiting, and eating…
It’s now over a week since I arrived in Addis: it’s flown in some ways, but at the same time it feels like I’ve been here an age. Most of the first few days were spent getting a handover from the previous hostel manager, who left last Thursday, and on trying to get to grips… Continue reading First week in Addis
I’m writing this in the dark, since we’re in the middle of a power cut at the moment (apparently a fairly regular occurrence). Combined with major difficulties in getting internet and phone access so far, not sure when I’ll be posting this ! I arrived into Addis yesterday morning. It was great being met at… Continue reading Arriving in Addis
The course ended up being superb: loads of quite intense tuition plus plenty of time for individual review with the tutor. But it was also just excellent fun: the group were great. I’ve added in below, what were deemed to be my best shots. Back in London now, until I head to Portugal at the end of the… Continue reading More photos from Essaouira
I got into Essaouira, on the Moroccan coast, on Saturday evening (it’s about 2 1/2 hours from Marrakech). Essaouira itself has lived up to the descriptions I’d had from a few people before I left. It’s very much a working fishing village. Hundreds of fishermen head out each day, on little one or two person… Continue reading Essaouira
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