Author Archives: lganjbakhsh

the year that was

Another year is over. My, that went by in a blink. But 2013 was a momentous year. Lots of stuff happened. It was the year I said goodbye to Ethiopia. …the year I said hello, again, to America. …the year … Continue reading

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the forgotten post

[Blogger’s note: I wrote this as I was getting ready to leave Ethiopia and basically forgot about it and never posted it. So here we are, almost three months post-COS. Enjoy.] So we’re coming to the end of LethiopiaH. In … Continue reading

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the fro-yo-yo-bmo revolution

I’ve been back in the US for almost a month. Everyone’s told me throughout my service that nothing’s changed, and I’ll admit that it seems pretty much the same. I haven’t yet been overwhelmed by the vastness of it all. … Continue reading

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reflecting

I’m officially an RPCV. I made it. Done. Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again. I’m sure that in some point in the future, I’ll be able to think more clearly about what I’ve accomplished … Continue reading

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coming home, wherever that will be

I’m in Addis now, waiting to close out my service. I said goodbye to Bahir Dar and the people who made my life in Bahir Dar interesting, if not great, for the last two years. Twenty six months. It’s amazing … Continue reading

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welcome to lethiopiah – a compound tour

One of the things about PC living that people are most curious about is housing. Housing certainly varies widely from country to country, and even within posts the accommodations can be vastly different from PCV to PCV. I’m lucky enough … Continue reading

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bench city

I love it when Bahir Dar tries to spruce up a bit. It makes me happy to see the people and government in town make an effort to present BD’s best face as well as give citizens an outlet for … Continue reading

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