Nairobi to Addis Ababa: Day 3 – Not Xmas Eve, Food

Day 3: A Day in Yabelo – December 24, 2017

It was an easy day considering that I was not on the road. I planned to relax and read.IMG_20171224_140149

There are quite a number of restaurants and coffee places down the street. I walked out for breakfast at about 10AM. To my surprise, there is nothing that is not meat. So, I bought milk from a shop, which turned out to be from Kenya and bread. I learned that most Ethiopian families here love to make their own bread – they do not have to buy it all the time. I can’t say the same of my own country.

I had some real nyama choma for lunch – they call it Woslam in Oromia. The meat is roasted in a kiln and it comes out really hot and yummy. Happy man!

Today is Christmas Eve and Christmas messages from Kenya started buzzing in but there is no sign of Christmas here. Ethiopia celebrates Christmas in January. This is also not the year 2017 but 2010 according to the Ethiopian Calendar. Am I ten years younger? Whatever makes me happy – Yes!