Garden centerpiece

Garden centerpiece

In the middle of the Belay hotel was a beautiful garden. The variety of plants and trees attracted many birds, especially in the morning.

 

Home away from home

Home away from home

The Belay hotel was our home away from home in Ethiopia. It is located in Woliso (approximately one and half hours from Addis Ababa). This …

 

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

We spent most of the layover in the British Museum. On the walk to the museum from the cafe I was amazed by all of …

 

Traffic

Traffic

We encountered some interesting traffic on the highway from Addis Ababa to Woliso.

 

Farewell

Farewell

And so the nine hour layover adventure in London comes to an end so we bid farewell to London. Next stop, Addis Ababa.

 

A unicorn?

A unicorn?

While having lunch we noticed a unicorn perched high up in the air. What a strange sight to see!

 

The layover

The layover

We had a nine hour layover in London so we decided to make the best of the time and take in some sights. The team …

 

The journey begins…

The journey begins…

Our trip starts with the flight from Calgary to London.

 

Thank you

Thank you

A thank you card in Amharic from HOPEthiopia at the Schools of Hope Fundraiser.

 

Schools of Hope

Schools of Hope

The Schools of Hope fundraiser was a Stampede style fundraiser that helped raise money for schools in Ethiopia. One of such schools is Garbo Elementary.

 

Ballots

Ballots

There was a free draw at the Schools of Hope fundraiser. The prize was a beautifully framed picture of Ethiopia.

 

The Four Musketeers

The Four Musketeers

These four gentlemen are known only as the Four Musketeers. They volunteered their time and skills on the grill for the Schools of Hope fundraiser.

 

Orthodox Cross

Orthodox Cross

An Ethiopian Orthodox cross with the flag of Ethiopia behind it.