June 10, 2013
It's been a simultaneously wonderful and tough few days, but things are ok! I didn't have internet all weekend so I apologize for the lapse in communication.
I didn't realize it would be so hard to find a place to live that is affordable, safe, with other people, and close to the office. Are these requirements too demanding? The search has consumed all of my time! But I think I've finally settled somewhere. Last night I moved out of the hotel and into the guest house in a compound with two other Americans. It's far from my office (the Addis definition of far - a 20 minute cab ride across town without traffic), so I just have to work out the commuting details. Otherwise, I'm really happy about it!
Some brief updates starting from where I left off. Cows being led to the slaughterhouse in the street during rush hour traffic :