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.
Anyway – here’s the itinerary as far as I know at this point:
Jan. 5-6 Fly to Ethiopia via Toronto and Frankfurt. We arrive in Addis Ababa (capital city) at 10 pm
Jan. 7 Day of orientation and exploration of Addis
Jan. 8 Travel by road to Weldyiya (long travel day)
Jan. 9 Arrive mid-day at SSD (Support for Sustainable Developement) base camp in the lowlands of Afar Region. Orientation to SSD and operations. Afternoon filming.
Jan. 10 Mid-morning depart for rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
Jan. 11 Travel to FHI (Food for the Hungry) Arb Gebyia base camp in South Gondor. Orientation to FHI and operations.
Jan. 12 Full-day of on-site filming
Jan. 13 Morning departure for Bahr Dar
Jan. 14 Long travel day to Addis Ababa
Jan. 15 Early morning debriefing. Mid-morning flight to Nairobi, Kenya. Travel about an hour south to Mitaboni to visit various projects going on there with water, food distribution, micro-credit etc.We will travel back to Machakos late in the day to visit a girl’s school and possibly perform a song or two.
Jan. 16 Take part (sing) in a gathering/media event to launch their new micro-credit program. Visit several other projects in the Machakos area.
Jan. 17 Morning departure for Nairobi for a lunch with the field staff before boarding a plane for home.
Jan. 18 Arrive home (after 32 hours in transit).
This is about all I can tell you. I will post as often as I get access to the web- the next one will likely be from Addis on Sunday.
It’s betime for bonzo.