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Wow, it's been a while.

Highlights from two trips last year: Lagos in October to visit Lindsey, and a school trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!

Saturday, Feb. 18th:

This one will be short and sweet!

In October, Emily and I visited our good friend Lindsey up in Lagos, Nigeria. The three of us all started teaching at ISK together, and sadly, Linz left us this year to start working in Lagos. Quite a different experience from Kenya!

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Ibrahim, aka Linz's boyfriend, aka The General (stage name) picks Emily and I am in true VIP fashion.

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Roadside markets where we picked up some goodies on the drive in.

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Emily purchased some delicious oranges/lemons/limes (you can never really be too sure)

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What fun and colorful taxis!

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It's amazing that the traffic was ever WORSE than Nairobi's!

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The slums are built on top of the ocean, connected by tiny boards. Unbelievable.

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I can't help taking photos of motorcycles!

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Linz lives on Victoria Island

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Hmmmmm...

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A sneak preview of what the boys all got for Christmas! Authentic Nigeria dashikis!

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A rainstorm in the distance as we flew back to Nairobi.

Then, in December, my friend Philip and I chaperoned a high school tennis trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for an international tournament. Neither or us are actually any good at tennis, but we are good at eating and enjoying international cuisine and LOVED the food! Considering my favorite restaurant in all of Nairobi is Habesha, an Ethiopian place, it's really no surprise that I ate as much shiro as possible while away.

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Philip and I chaperoned 8 players for the week, tough life!

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The international school in Addis has 4 giant turtles (or tortoises?) that roam the campus all day. The kids barely even notice them!

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One of the tennis courts with the classic Ethiopian Amharic Pepsi slogan.

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Snack time! Shiro while watching a match!

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The ball boys would paint the clay court lines for EVERY match. Intense!

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Philip and my savior, Kaldis! It's Ethiopia's "Starbucks" and from it's logo to its lounge, someone has obviously taken notes on the original.

The school took the coaches out to dinner at a class Ethiopian restaurant, Yod Abysinnia. It was a great time with wonderful food, amazing design, and jaw-dropping dancing.

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A table designed to look like a serving dish.

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Local St. George's beer, yum.

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AMAZING

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Is that a Justin Timberlake look alike?!

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Let the dancing begin!

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Live entertainment is always a pleasure to watch!

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Philip busting a move.

Posted by BlakeSims 03:24 Archived in Nigeria

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I missed the part about you guys eating shiro courtside. What?! So jealous.

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