Tag: Ethiopia

What Is the Real Meaning of Happiness — And How Do You Find It?

| July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

 “I do not bring back from the journey quite the same self that I took.” – Somerset Maugham Upon returning home from journeys to Burma, India, Bangladesh, or Ethiopia, I am often asked how I could deal with seeing the poverty. Or worse: variations of dismissals: “I just can’t go to those places and see […]

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One Neighborhood, Five Things – Lalibela, Ethiopia

| May 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

“Do they know it’s Christmastime at all?” To answer the music world’s rhetorical cri de coeur about the Ethiopian famine of the mid-1980s, “Yes, they did.” Furthermore, the town of Lalibela has been celebrating the holiday in its rock-hewn churches for over 800 years. While the Europeans were building their cathedrals to scrape the heavens, […]

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