Saturday, June 23, 2012

7 minutes and 31 seconds of procrastination

If your looking to waste approximately 7 and a half minutes you could check out my driving tour of a bit of Addis Ababa.  One of the things I dislike about living in Addis is that it's not a walk-able city.  We live too far away from school or stores and while the local population walks or takes blue donkeys (taxi vans) everywhere; it's not advisable for diplomats.  Especially not alone with my three children.  And anyway, there isn't much to walk to!  I initiated Ashlynn in the joy of riding in a stroller a few weeks back at the embassy when I had to run some errands.  She loved it! Poor girl has only had that one ride. I really missing walking to parks and shops and dinner and well...anywhere.

I'm sure I'll become more adventurous as Ashlynn gets older and I have an opportunity to get out in Addis and photograph more of the city.  For now, I see A LOT of the inside of our compound (especially now that's it's rainy season) and what I do see of Addis is from the window of my car as we drive to and from places (usually preschool or the grocery store).

On a side note, the background song on the video is my theme song for our life in Addis Ababa.  No. I'm not kidding. If a reality show is ever made of our life overseas, Of Monsters and Men- From Finner would be the theme song.  The lyrics very beautifully describe our existence here in Ethiopia.  The entire album is sensational.  Believe me.  Maybe YOU need a theme song!  

video here at YouTube


Nomads By Nature said...

YAY! I'm not the only one who has a theme song for driving in a particular country! For me it was "Everybody's Gonna Love Today" when driving in Beijing's crazy traffic.

Sara said...

Yay! I'm gonna have to check out that song. Good music helps my nerves during the insane traffic here.

meredith said...

thank you for uploading - it is so great to get a peak into your day and life in Ethiopia -