Greetings everyone! i FINALLY made it to the motherland. i hope to be writing you regularly, but internet access from where i am staying is hella slow, so i have to go to an internet cafe.
it took me around 18 hours to get here, flight was very long but good. i connected in Newark and flew from Newark to Addis Ababa. This is my first day proper here. when i arrived yesterday the house i am staying at was full of incense smoke. it smelled wonderful. they spread sweetgrass, rosemary, basil and sage on the floor which made the place smell good too. we had injerra and a bean dish and a green dish (look like callaloo) and something caled salata. they served honey wine, i had ethiopian coffee. (i got in trouble for saying blue mountain coffee was the best in the world.) i also witnessed a coffee ceremony too. i will describe it at another time though. it was cold at night! the electricity went out for a short time, then it came back, it was cool tho' because you really don't need it for too much. we just talked. i had some ginger tea (i used the bathroom about 7 times!) then went to bed. i woke up in the middle of the night because my internal clock is off, but woke up this morning to some more wonderful food. ok will write more later.