Category Archives: Travel

In Manila

When you get up at 5, having given up on sleep, it is a LONG TIME until the mall opens at 10! I made my way to said mall when it opened and it did not disappoint–it was crazily enormous, … Continue reading

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Travels, close to home

CIMG0346 Originally uploaded by faithmclellan This photo was taken in Bern, Switzerland. More in latest photo set on Flickr. 

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Strange weekend

In Paris. Roared around the city on foot on Friday for 14 hours straight. So tired when I got in bed that I couldn’t sleep at all. Early Saturday morning I was certain I was coming down with the flu. … Continue reading

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Brazzaville Journal, Part 1

It is a grey, overcast morning in Brazzaville. I am sitting outside on the hotel grounds, the nice part where there is a nice pool

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Nick Kristof, who is one of my heroes, met us on the Jimma leg of the trip. Here’s what he wrote in yesterday’s Times: February 18, 2007 Op-Ed Columnist Torture by Worms By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF JIMMA, Ethiopia Presidents are … Continue reading

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African dreams, part 1

I’ve been back in Brooklyn for about 3 days, and my African journey seems like a dream. Especially after what I’ve just seen, it’s even harder than usual to understand why one of the lead stories on the Today Show … Continue reading

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Kids, outside Abuja, Nigeria

Here are some of the kids I met in a village in NIgeria–the name of which I will come up with shortly!

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A couple of great things about Ethiopia: coffee and popcorn. Ethiopia, as those of us who routinely buy Ethiopian Sidamo at Starbucks know, is a major coffee producer–of excellent coffee. And there’s a coffee ceremony, which takes 2 hours and … Continue reading

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Strange and mysterious

I’ve been learning plenty about Ethiopia while I’m here. Some of the oddities: It’s 1999 in Ethiopia, thanks to some quirk of the Orthodox calendar. New Year’s Day is, I think, on September 11. Clock time is different, too, running … Continue reading

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5-star views of Addis

Some photos of the hotel I”m staying in. I am about to head out to the REAL Addis. . . .

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