Anique discovers Ethiopia

It´s coming to an end!

Yesterday at 11.30 am I finished my 50th and last interview with a young woman. By the way: 3 days before finishing I got so annoyed of my translator because again he disappeared and I enforced myself and fired him. That is why I had to search a new one just for the view last interviews. I am very happy that finally I managed all problems. Yesterday I had a nice welfare evening with my Ethiopian friends with lots of beer. For this weekend I will enjoy Ethiopia as a tourist in some Resort. Then it will be time to say Goodbye to my friends and to Professor Zebene. On Thursday night my flight goes back to the UK. In total I will have 9 weeks for writing up my whole dissertation. The beginning of September I will hand in the thesis and come back to Germany. So I hope to see you soon my beloved friends and family!

Market Gassa Share

Hello my friends, As you have noticed I haven´t been able to write on my blog the last two weeks. Up to the end of my research I will have to focus 100 % on my work so that this is my last entry for the time in Ethiopia. The last days I got visit from Carlo and Maria from Bangor University and we have enjoyed some fantastic days together. Today I had my 40th interview. Just two weeks are left and there are lots of interviews remaining. Anyone who whishes further information can contact me personally via e-mail or Facebook.

Living with the sisters

Since yesterday I got a new home in the catholic mission in Dilla. It is a very secure place with a school for 1000 children and a big garden. No one else will be allowed to enter this compound I live in. My room has a desk , hot running water and sometimes WIFi connection. The sisters are so welcoming and serve me food in the evening. Believe me they have everything you dream of as a lost European in Ethiopia such as cheese and even peanut butter. Yesterday they invited me for dinner and after praying I filled my plate full of Indian chapatis and Russian food that they made have been thinking I suffered hunger for weeks . The polish sister already told me she has Sauerkraut! Maybe one day I will make them a German cake for them. Today again my translator canceled work unprofessional via message at 3 am in the morning but since I got the new home I am so happy to stay and enjoy the quiet scenery.