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Trip 11 -- Ethiopia and Dubai

17 February 2008 to 20 March 2008

It was time for Africa again - this time to see whether the Ethiopian food in Ethiopia is any different from the Ethiopian food in New York City. In fact, it's about the same. The food I was ready for, but the intense experiences were a shock. Dubai was an afterthought - the best route to Ethiopia was with Emirates, so how could I resist a few days in what's probably the world's most outrageous city?

Message #1 The long Hayk between Addis Ababa and Lalibela
Message #2 How to get to Axum and buy an ox
Message #3 The slow boat to Bahir Dar
Message #4 Abyssinia in all the old familiar places
Message #5 Dubai epilogue: Outrageous