Visiting Family

Hello again. I know you must think I have all this time and internet access to write daily blog posts but actually I don’t. I just try to communicate rather quickly if and when I can. So far I’ve been lucky enough to get online a little bit each day but it’s not a given.

Anyway, just a quick check in with mostly just photos. Last night I had dinner with an Italian and three Germans at an Italian club here. Sounds like the start of a good joke right? I always meet Germans wherever I go in the world. They and the Australians are really some of the best travelers.

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Today at the school we watched more animations, talked about the (really amazing) Kenyan animated production, Tinga Tinga Tales, and did a bit of color psychology which resulted in a rather animated discussion.

After demonstrating more techniques in Photoshop and meeting with students individually to check on their ideas, flip-books, and storyboards, I decided to make a quick trip to the National Museum here where Lucy, our common ancestor from millions of years ago lives.

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Since humans all come from this part of the world, I felt like I couldn’t be so close by and not pay my “family” a visit. Also, my inner science geek was eager to have a look.

Lucy says hello

Afterwards, I walked around the nice little sculpture garden of the museum just as the sun was about to set, casting a lovely golden light over everything.


Time is simultaneously going by fast and slowly. However, I am almost finished my first week teaching here. I have only two morning lectures tomorrow and Friday and then will take a short trip with Lucrezia to the walled city of Harar.

Best wishes and thanks for reading. -Kristen


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