About a month before Christmas 06 I got a call from Heather Plett at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank asking if we would be able to travel to Ethiopia in January 07 to visit some of the work the Foodgrains Bank was doing there.
We’re leaving for Ethiopia in the morning. I’m not done packing yet. It’s so hard to know how to pack for such a trip. There has been a late addition of a few days in Kenya.
After 25 hours in transit through Toronto, Frankfurt, Khartoum (Sudan) we arrived in Addis to find my guitar and several of Jim, the camara man’s bags remained in Frankfurt and won’t join us again now until the end of the trip. So today was partially spent getting some camera gear, a guitar and clothes for Jim.
The last time I had access to the Internet was seven days ago, and 2000 km of spine-compressing road travel through some of the most beautiful country I’ve seen in my life. Not all of the road was brutal
This blogging thing didn’t turn out like I thought it would. I thought I would spend an hour so each night of the Ethiopia trip blogging and leaving pictures for you all to see as our journey progressed.
Nanci and I left Winnipeg at noon on January 5th and flew to Toronto where we met up with Larry Thiessen and Jim and Sharon vanDijk. Larry is a producer from Edmonton who came along to oversee the filming of our trip.