On our first trip to Ethiopia in 2009, we felt more like we were in China than in Africa. It seemed as though everywhere we looked, there was something that was a mirror image of the land we call home. On this trip, we made an effort to see Ethiopia as it's own place and soak up it's unique culture...
the similarities were still striking.
Here's a look!
Livestock in the Most Random Places
|China--you can't see it, but there were all sorts of critters running around here|
|Ethiopia-sheep, goats, cows|
|China--The covering serves as a covering until the building is ready to be "unveiled"|
|Ethiopia--it also serves to keep the debris from falling|
Juxtaposition of Open Space and Mass Humanity
|Ethiopia--We've heard the sidewalks actually come from China|
Other things we saw in Ethiopia
that remind us of China
We'll be working to find the comparison pictures sometime soon.
|See the Chinese characters? Yep, that's in Ethiopia!|
|High-piled trucks with someone sitting on top|