Since i wrote the last time we have travelled from Wondo Genet to Langano and further north to Ziway and finally back to Addis Ababa.From Wondo genet we took a minibus via Shashemene to langano. Shashemene was hysterical and aweful, so we tried to get away from there as soon as possible. People were yelling at us, throwing rocks and trying to grab us, so we ran to the supermarket to get some snacks for the bus ride adn then straight to the bus. 6 men jumped at us and tried to convince us to go with their bus and 5 of them gut pissed when we decided. If it is possible to hate a place after 15 min, that's exactly what I did!
We waited in the bus about half an hour then a priest came in to give us his blessing and we where ready to go. Unfortunately Langano is only a lake with resorts along the beach, so there were no village or anything. We had to stay at one of the resorts and it felt like a waist of money to pay for a whole "mansion" when we were used to sharing one double bed for te 3 of us. At least it wasn't as expensive as we feared; just 30 EUR per night. still more than twice as expensive as we're used to. Langano was great though. We had 2 days on the beach for the first time since we started our travels and it was nice and relaxing. Although our bodies didn't quite like the sun as much as we did. I looked like a pink pig! and a couple of days later the skin came of. looks great...
After Langano we went to Ziway. A small town by the main road. it was nice and cozy and the people were friendly. We wanted to see the lake here as well, but on the way we heard a whistle that sounded very familiar to a football whistle, so we had to check it out. And precisly so, it was a football game! hallelujah! The grass was one meter high, the ball had no air and it was crazy hot, but man they could play football. It was really cool to see. many kids were there and they seemed moer interested in us, than the game so when we left everyone came with us and fought about who could hold our hands. they were so cute!
In Ziway we enjoyed the nice weather and did pretty much nothing. After 3 days we returned to the horrifying Addis to spend our last 2 days in Ethiopia. Malin left on the 9th and before we went to the airport we saw a show with Ethiopian traditional dance. It was cool to see, but it was very touristic and everyone that were there had suits on and prom dresses, so we didn't really fit in with our fleese jackets and shorts that we had worn the last 4 days... and we smelled lovely as well. well well, at least they let us in. It was raining like crazy outside and the roads were flooded. We were worried that Malin's flight wouldn't go or get delayed. But luckily it went ok, and we made it home safely with our cab although it took a while because of the water.
We left Ethiopia on the 10th of August and my impresions of Etiopia ae very positive. The people are very nice and helpful in general and they are very proud of their culture and traditions. We saw many different sides of Ethiopia and the industrialisation is growing fast. I only hope that the goverment will consider their cultural side during the modernisation and not let it grow too fast. I loved the villages the most, just because of the fact that the moderisation hadn't reached them yet. They still had the joy close to their heart and couldn't ask for a better life. It was wonderful to see. I hope I can return to Ethiopia in say 5 years and see how much has chenged over the years. but right now we're ready for Kenya!