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Wednesday
Jul012009

13 Months of Sunshine

One thing you learn about Ethiopia when you visit is that they are on their own calendar.  By their count, it's only 2001, so forget plastic surgery and just visit here to lose eight years instantly!  The reason they are behind is that they have 13 months, not 12.  As a result, they have longer years.

Our guide was fond of telling us that Ethiopia is therefore known as the "land of 13 months of sunshine", because of the calendar and the great weather.  He did slip in that Ethiopia has a bit of a rainy season, which they call -- no surprise -- "the rainy season!"  We found out exactly what the rainy season was all about on our drive back from a mountain top overlooking Addis Ababa.

Untitled from Scott Laughlin on Vimeo.

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