This weekend I went out to Hosanna with four other trainees and a current PCT to be “demystified.” Long story short…I was. We left Addis on Saturday in a minibus and four to five hours later, after two stops had been taken, we arrived in Hosanna. The countryside was beautiful…
But the inside of our minibus was not! Once in Hosanna, we had a romantic dinner by candlelight because a storm knocked the power out. The next day we “explored” Hosanna and pretty much just loitered around town. Our first stop was at a little cafe that made incredible mango smoothies. It was also home to some of the cutest monkeys I have ever seen!
Day three was spent checking out the local schools. We went to a private primary school, a public primary school, and a college. A very academic day made awesome by the incredible ladies I was with.
That said, even they couldn’t save me from being sick the WHOLE TIME. Ethiopia, you win this first round. But I’m going to avoid eating injera…and I’m hoping I win round two : ) Wish me luck.
Ashley those are the cutest monkey’s ever, it sounds like you are having so much fun even while being sick. I am hoping to send you my first letter soon, I am waiting until I get my hands on the MCS cd to send you as well but the Eastern Shore is once again proving how isolated it is to good music by making it impossible to find!
Mostly I am having a good time – though the illness is definitely taking a toll. I can’t wait to get a letter from you! And that cd : )
HOPEFULLY YOUR STOMACH IS BECOMING ADJUSTED TO THE ETHOPIAN DIET, GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE ENJOYING THE COUNTRYSIDE AND HAVING A GREAT TIME.. WE LOVE TO READ YOUR UPDATES, KEEP THEM COMING LOVE GRANDMA AND GRANDPA.
My stomach is definitely taking longer to adjust than I thought it would. But we’re moving out of the hotel and into our homestay families today and I’m hoping that stability helps!