Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Since we’re traveling separately now thought it would be fun to do a comparison of what we’re doing and what we’re seeing in the same day.
First day in Addis didn’t go so well: the airline lost my luggage, I couldn’t get in touch with the group I was supposed to meet for my trip to Danakil, and my hotel room smells strongly of turpentine. Added to that, Addis isn’t the kind of city that easily lifts a traveler’s spirit up.
Thankfully, a CS’er in Addis came to the rescue. Tadese took me shopping in crazy merkato for an adapter that got lost along with my luggage (so I can at least charge my gadgets!) and introduced me to ‘firfir’ which was my very first Ethiopian food I had in Ethiopia.
Firfir is a food made for injera lover. It’s injera cooked with spices eaten with – guess what? – injera. I like injera – but this double hit of injera was just a bit too much.
After a rough night in Charles de Gaulle (voted one of the worst airports to sleep in) I had 6 hours before I could check in to the hostel. So I walked around hitting all of the major sights Paris has to offer.
I hate to rub it in, but Paris is a very nice city to walk around in.
I have to say Jack’s first day sounds a lot better than mine, lol.