I am in the exciting progress of unlocking a new travel. In two days I am leaving for Ethiopia. I will probably be offline most of my 10 days there, but I will gather images and tales to share with you when I am back home.
I got a map in the mail the other day, a map of the whole country of Ethiopia. And also some books. Among them one by Dervla Murphy, who walked with a mule in Etiopia back in 1966-67. I have written more about this over in Books on the Menu. You are welcome over to take a look, to be inspired, and why mot share a book tale with me and my blog readers?
Today I am blogging from a coffee shop in Oslo, Bocata, on the Central Station. I have a couple of meetings in Oslo today, and I came down last night to be able to visit our good friends Estrid and Sindre. Estrid and Sindre are world travellers. The last time you met them was in Hong Kong last autumn. They spent a year there as senior volunteers for an organisation called Areopagos. I got to know Estrid and Sindre in Eritrea, where I visited in 1999 and 2001. The last time I came there Estrid and Sindre worked for Norwegian Church Aid in Eritrea, and as there was no water in my hotel room during my stay, they let me come to their home to shower. A perfect way to start a friendship.
Estrid and Sindre have lived in several countries, and the keep on to travel the world, and fill their amazing home with memories from east of the sun, west of the moon. Last night and this morning Estrid and I wandered around in their appartment, Estrid showing me new and old treasures, telling me new and old travel tales.
I am unlocking a new travel.
And I am pretty excited.
And YES, I know I am a lucky woman!