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Created this blog to document my travels, experiences & thoughts thru Central & South America but hell plan to blog my travels to where ever. Goofy harmless Free Spirit hoping to spend most of my time with locals & enjoy the world! So hang on as I travel, drink cervezas, raise a little hell, maybe piss off a few people & hopefully not give Canadians a bad reputation! Of course don't do these things on purpose but while having a good time well "Shit Happens"!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What can I say about Ethiopia- except met some beautiful people! Dec 2011 & Jan 2012

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Loved Ethiopia and the beautiful Ethiopians and especially the close Travelers met! There was Olga a beautiful sweet kind chick as became a very close dear friend with this wonderful friend crazy Russian (dam hope we meet again), Slavco my dear close Aussie/Macdonian weed lovin Mate (love u guy), Stefon an Eastern Canadian dude from Toronto who is prob the opposite of me but grew to become close bud's, Siemon the funny crazy Italian who became a great buddy, Magdelena an adventurous sweet German/Polish traveler who had everything beauty brains and sense of adventure, Hawa a beautiful Somali chick born in Somaliland and raised in England who was a lot of fun, Holly a fun loving American who met by chance but hope to meet again, Kuku a sweet kind Ethiopian who became close to but only as friends but unfortunately she thought different & a cast of 100's. Loved Sheshameme and the Rastafarian Village where Olga and I hung out at the Spicy Caribbean Delight restaurant every afternoon while in Sheshameme (my favorite restaurant and memories in Ethiopia - not sure if it was the restaurant or hanging with my dear friend Olga). Loved Carol the sweet Trinidadian woman who's an awesome friend and cook- yummy! Not crazy about Addis Ababa but met most of my good friends hanging out at Baro Hotel near Piss Alley in the sketchy Piazza area of the city! Will never forget the country and people I met! Great memories! Love u guys!!!
Best memories of Ethiopia was the nice, cool, interesting people hung out with at the Baro Holel and in Sheshememe! Enjoyed the evening before catching an early morning flight out of Ethiopia for Abu Dhabi Shared dinner with some good friends! Thx Salvco, Siemon, Stefon, Magdelena, Hawa (a English Somali who love to tease as she's sweet), Zac, etc. Last but not least is the most awesome fun loving friend I met in Ethiopia as we hung out most of the most time & bonded! Olga my crazy Russian friend as became close after meeting in Sheshememe and again in Addis Ababa! So happy for u Olga as hope your dream trip to get to India works out as planned but why shouldn't it? As I helped u organize things lol!!!! So got to be close with these friends as wtf else is there to do in Addis Ababa! Thx to a couple of u guys for sharing some of your 420 as almost didn't get to the airport!!! But thx to a trained taxi driver made it and then spent 30 mins in security as had to strip down & remove most of my jewellery and clothes! Dam haven't they come across a crazy free spirited idiot before? lol!!!

Got into a bit of shit in Addis Ababa so it became a night mare for me as experienced a real live "Tomyo escapes from Addids Ababa" one night! It's a long story that can tell u over a beer one day! Anyway decided it was time to leave Dodge as got into too much trouble for me there as got boycotted from a few hotels! Ethiopia is fun & interesting but didn't care much for Addis Ababa as just another big African city! But met some real cool fun people that value as good friends!

Wondered if I was a naughty boy in 2011 cuz guess what I won't be celebrating Christmas this year! Cuz am in Ethiopia and Christmas is held on Jan 7. But will be out of Ethiopia at that time! So thought I better clean up my act in 2012!!!

So won't be missing the Christmas & New Years holiday this year but wtf "EVERYDAY'S A HOLIDAY WHEN YOU'RE TRAVELING"

Typical day of traveling espec. in Ethiopia!

1. Wake & Bake aka have a smoke of Ganja
2. Have brekie aka have some breakfast
3. Go visit friend for coffee or tea
4. Decide what to do that day
5. Have a smoke
6. Argue with a mini bus driver to take us to a National Park!
7..Take mini bus and putt putt to a National Park!8. Find out the entrance to National Park too expensive

8. Find out the entrance to National Park too expensive
9. Have a smoke
10. Hitch hike in a truck & also a mini bus back to Shashememe
11. Go to Rastafarian Village for a bite to eat at Carol's Spicy Caribbean Delight
12. Have a smoke ............................................

Had a new experience as it was another first as hosted a Russian Couch Surfer in my room in Shashememe, Ethiopia. At this time of year what else can a person do but help a fellow CS'ing traveler who is next to broke but let them crash in your room!!! Hell it's not like it's costing me any money or anything!!!!

Dam got refused entry to 2 bars in Addis Ababa for wearing shorts!! Shit been thrown out of a few bars all over the world! But Ethiopia?? Mind u a German guy & I met 2 Couch Surfers at an up scale restaruant they're choice not ours! They didn't serve beer as was a Muslim place! So when they left we went next door to 2 bars for a beer but got refused entry to both places! Shit guess ritszy pretentious places are the same all over the world! Yeah not into fancy glitter places so went back to areas that I can relate to in the cheaper area where we were staying for an enjoyable beer! Seems Couch Surfers in Ethiopia are the rich upscale people wanting to meet people from all over the world to mix and practice their English I guess! Probably didn't expect budget travelers like us lol! But they were nice as Shouted us the dinner plus taxi ride there lol!! Wow that never happens!!!!

Anyway heard there was a Rastafarian Reggae festival here in Sashememe (sort the heartland of the Rastarian movement in Ethiopia)! So caught the last day of festival and enjoyed it! Met a couple of ppl from Trinidad here so may hang out with them today!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shashamane                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=sashememe+ethiopia&oi=image_result_group&sa=X

Seemed every second guy here in Addis Ababa (the capital of Ethiopia) was peddling some gunja!! So wasn't sure if I was going to like place???????????????????? Anyway going to this Rasfaraian city Sashamene (think it's the heart pf Rastafarian religion in Ethiopia & maybe world) tomorrow cuz just heard there's a concert going on this weekend! Also would be cool to check out country side there, been in contact with this Couch Surfing chick who is at the concert! Then may try to get visa for Djibouti & Somaliland to check those 2 places out! So should be a hella time here in Ethiopia! Weather isn't too bad either!!!!!


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