I’m so bummed I missed Tinariwen when they played in DC in November. Love them, and this music video is gorgeous.
Gondar, Ethiopia. November, 2011.
Along a road in Bahirdar region of Ethiopia. November, 2011.
(Also – I promise I will write more about Ethiopia SOON – it was awesome sauce).
If this isn’t beautiful, I don’t know what it is. Check out the 2:28 mark for sheer facial expression.
I went to the Newseum in Washington with a friend and fellow journalist yesterday. Though it is the priciest museum I’ve been to in DC – $21, but journos get a 20% discount – it is also one of the best.
As I walked through I kept thinking…’If I weren’t already a journalist, I would so want to be one.” …so lucky to love what I do.
Ok, so it’s not morning. But coffee reminds me of fresh starts to the day. I was in Ethiopia a couple of months ago for a work trip, and they have a coffee ceremony a few times a day (rather than tea ceremonies in other places I’ve been). And obviously it’s Ethiopia so the coffee tastes delish. Here’s a cup that was prepared for me in the Tigray region of Ethiopia in late October.