Kayla Teaches Addis How to Bowl

July 3, 2009

Oh yes, I went bowling in Ethiopia.  This may have been one of the greatest moments in my life.
Teddy had been trying to explain to me all day that we were going to play a sport of some kind later that afternoon.  The name of the sport didn’t translate well, but from his hand gestures [...]

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WAPI Ethiopia, Word and Pictures: A forum for underground verbal and visual arts

July 2, 2009

You better believe I found underground Ethiopia. I was hanging out with Nani, Teddy’s sister, and she ends up taking me to this WAPI festival. I couldn’t have been happier.
We walked through a mini fair, with food and drink companies giving out samples from little tents. You know how I feel about samples.
We [...]

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Team Tesfa

July 1, 2009

(Here is one of the long-lost blog posts from a couple weeks ago that I tried to post, but the power and internet kept going out!)
I have been going to Team Tesfa’s practices this past week and it has been a lot of fun.  I have to wake up extremely early to meet them, but [...]

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Food: The Reason I Travel Anywhere

July 1, 2009

For awhile I had managed to eat almost everything that was put in front of me. That included a plethora of meats: chicken, fish, beef, and goat… mystery spicy meat, all of which was eaten on a bed of injera that functioned as a plate, fork and bread all at the same time.
I was [...]

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News and Research Updates from the Running Across Borders Camp

June 28, 2009

Although it may seem that all I have been doing is crying over the death of Michael Jackson, singing with world-class athletes, and making a fool of myself… I’ve actually been doing research since I’ve been here!
Here is a quick update of what the team and I have accomplished for the week that I stayed [...]

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