Thursday, February 9, 2012
Right, I told you yesterday that I got mugged. Lost my wallet to those pickpockets we had been warned for so many times. Suffice to say that it was the classic set-up, suffice to say that I did run after them… have you ever tried to outrun an Ethiopian? So I didn’t catch him, neither did about 200 bystanders: all those able young men, in sports outfit, flashy running shoes, didn’t move a finger, or perhaps a foot, just to tackle a fast running suspect, and that was not for not realizing what happened. Didn’t do much for our appreciation of Addis Ababa.
At least we had something to do again, spent hours in the police office to get a report, then tried to get this authenticated the next day at the embassy, who sent us to the foreign office first, who sent us to another section of the foreign office, who sent us back to the police – and then we gave up. Didn’t do much for our appreciation of Addis Ababa, either.
(9, 10) the Blue Nile from above, and from the bridge