From the monthly archives:

July 2009

The Best Week EVER: Addis Edition

July 28, 2009

Here is a quick highlight of my last week here in Addis:
1. I went and visited the Running Across Borders Team one last time.  I collected the letters that the girls team wrote for the Cross Country/Track Team at Sidwell Friends School in DC. It was sad saying goodbye to them.  I really enjoyed spending [...]

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Cheladas, Scouts and Faringes

July 19, 2009

After I left Asella I met up with Gaby from Washington DC. She’s a counselor at the school that Obama’s kids go to and she has been working with Girls Gotta Run. She was planning on meeting the teams and doing some traveling as well.
Unfortunately I got involved and made her miss her flight [...]

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Kayla Leaves Addis… Finally

July 18, 2009

The first month of my trip was pretty much spent entirely in Addis. For July I planned two trips outside the city to visit running teams in different towns around Ethiopia. My first stop was Asella, a 3-1/2 hour, two-part bus ride from Addis. Freya decided to come with me to have [...]

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Quick News update

July 18, 2009

The infamous chicken was murdered on July 5, 2009. After my trip to Asella with Freya, we came home to find the chicken dead in it’s coop. Freya said that its head was bleeding and that someone must have killed it.
Prime suspect was Teddy. Motive: He hated that hen from the beginning, and [...]

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Coincidence? Luck of the Irish? Ethiopian Miracle.

July 6, 2009

Since I’ve been here, I’ve been extremely lucky. But one moment made me think about what kind of crazy fortune I have managed to experience on my trip to Ethiopia.
I had been taking multiple taxis around Addis in an attempt to return the key to the house that I accidentally forgot to give to [...]

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