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Distance today: 20.0 km (Accumulated: 12120.8 km)
Elapsed time: 01:56:47
Start 14:30am., at "Ethiopian Electric Coroporation, Metema district office" sign at main street of Shendi village on the main road, on the rd. towards Gondar. 26c, allm. clear and l. wind. Finish 16:32pm., at "Ethiopian Electric Coroporation, Metema district office" sign at main street of Shendi village on the main road, on the rd. towards Gondar. 33c and same.
- logistics day, waiting.
Ethiopian contrasts !
With begging and a high freqvency of 'hustling' in the villages on the first streatches near the border - you quickly learn not to trust a friendly remark too much; itcomes w. "give me 10bir" a few min. later for unwanted services like showing the way to shops you are allready going or pointing out the price in shops.Difficult to move in a city or larger village (this not the case in the small strawhut-villages :-). Diff. to keep a positive perspective when meetingnew people as it more often than not starts with: "Give me money !".
Yet; just as I think this - knowing it is because, but not excused by, poverty - Imeet another side of Eth.: mr. Kinfe that works for the WHO vaccination program in Eth. The friendliness and lowvoice insisting in that I am guest hereand cant be allowed to pay for my food. Not to mention finding (and presenting !) 3 cans of sardines :-))
.. I havent been able to find a place to buy proteines/meat in 4 days !!! Wich is quickly starting to affect strength and running.
Yes, Ethiopia is a place that is difficult to have a set oppinon about :-)