Thought I'd give you a sneak peek of photos to come: a couple of shots I've taken at various coffee ceremonies that we've attended since being here in Ethiopia.
(Aside: you have got to love a country that makes the roasting and brewing of coffee a ceremony, amiright?)
Today is my last day to be based in Addis Ababa -- we roadtrip today to the central town of Mojo, and then tomorrow we fly to Bahir Dar, a city in northwestern Ethiopia. I'm told that the hotel where we'll be staying in Bahir Dar has dodgy internet, so this may well be my last post until I return to the States. We'll see, yes?
Until then, friends, enjoy the coffee, wherever you are. I know I will where I am.
I'm in Ethiopia at the kind invitation and expense of The ONE Campaign,
a nonpartisan, advocacy organization dedicated to the fight against
extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. ONE
works to convince governments to invest in smart programs that help
eliminate poverty and preventable disease in a sustainable way. During the next week or so, I'll be supporting a group of parenting bloggers
by capturing images that tell the story of how the organizations for
which ONE advocates are effecting real change in Ethiopia.
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