Welcome to Addis Ababa

5381649868_0877a8e34f_bWelcome to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

My home for the first 10 days as Peace Corps English teacher.

One week ago today I was nervously awaiting my departure from Royal Palm Beach, Florida to Washington D.C.

Upon arriving in Washington D.C. I met my new colleagues for the next 27 month.  This is better known as staging.  Staging was fast and furious but I was able to cover a lot of ground.  Never knew I could see all the major moments including the White House, visit with my uncle and eat my last American food in such a rapid manner.

4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning was my earliest wake up call ever.  Off to Dulles International and on to Ethiopian Airlines.  For the next 17 hours I came to know my fellow 48 teachers well.

Hello Addis Ababa and 7,700 feet.  Wow!  Beautiful land, altitude sickness, group picture and off to the races.

I think I like the food but I’m not quite sure — the altitude sickness has slowed down my taste testing but time heals all things.

I am enjoying this new endeavor, learning constantly, making new relationships but nothing could prepare me for what I am seeing.  I feel like this is where I am meant to be and am honored to be here.

Stay tuned for more adventures!

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