I spent two nights in Addis and, as always, I’m charmed by the attention and hospitality I receive while traveling in Africa. Most people are courteous; sometimes prompted by my direct stare when bumped in the shuffle. Of course, it’s assumed I’m a local by observation, but when one asks a question or hears my American ‘accent,’ curiosity is heightened.
I try to sometimes forget what I think I know, be open to learning when traveling in foreign countries. I am staying at Debradam Hotel, a short drive near the airport. This trip I haven’t ventured much far beyond the hotel.
I’m now feeling especially lucky that Namibia chose me to make my home there. I’m spoiled a bit, I think. I don’t mind the layover but ready to get to work! I feel relatively safe here overall; security and staff are working around the clock attending to guests. Next visit I’ll have to pre-arrange things to do/see; I hear the national museum is a must-see.