September 21, 2006
The really important questions
1. When UN agencies and charities set up huge advertising banners in the centre of Addis Ababa using English-language captions, who are they trying to talk to?
2) Why are you not allowed to take a camera into the post office?
3) Why do you have to get body-scanned twice before you can get on a domestic flight - once before your cup of coffee in the departure lounge, once after it? (For those who haven't been on a domestic flight in Ethiopia, you should know that this is a major trial. The airport has the most sensitive scanning equipment in the world. You have to practically strip naked before you can get through without a beep.)
4) Why do people here drink Nescafé when you can get a cup of the world's best coffee for a few cents from a roasdside stall? (I know, we've been here before.)
Posted by aheavens at September 21, 2006 3:20 PM