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In 2015 I booked an adventure in Bali doing things I love: art lessons, stamping and dying indigo fabric, cooking classes, beaches, temples, massages, etc. I told my daughter, Chanel, "I'm going to B destinations this year--Belize and Bali--and doing C next year." We giggled. And then I thought--THAT'S BRILLIANT--I'M DOING IT! I've got time. I'll finish when I'm 84!
Bali was cancelled because some volcano was throwing ash causing the airport to close. So I started properly by visiting a country that started with "A!" Hope you'll join me for the fun as I work my through the alphabet visiting countries.
Plan B: I'm to going to visit an A country so I can begin my ABCs properly. WHAT "A" COUNTRY SHOULD I VISIT? (Btw, Bali isn't a country anyway.)

The Queen of Sheba

When I decided to go to Ethiopia, my only reference was the Queen of Sheba.  My sister, Cindy, and I fondly remember our Grandma Pope–if she perceived an insult–declaring “she […]
The Queen of Sheba

Yerer, Ethiopia

We knew immediately it was a Market Day because we passed a multitude of donkeys bearing burdens. And oxen. And horse-and-buggys. And people. They walk from Yerer to Debre Zeyt […]
Yerer, Ethiopia

Ethiopia

There are 80 languages in Ethiopia and over 200 dialects, so I shouldn’t have been surprised when I delivered my well-rehearsed “selam tena jistilign” (hello) and the young woman shook […]
Ethiopia

Ethiopia?!?

How did Ethiopia happen?  Well, I have a dear friend that works for Engage Now Africa and they are building a school in the village of Yerer in June.  And I’m […]
Ethiopia?!?