Tuesday, 16 October 2012
When it doesn't rain, you have a car, nice house and iron constitution Addis Ababa is a good place to live: you are extremely unlikely to get murdered and can walk around at night. And yet much as I tried I didn't like it and after 4 months was desperate to leave. A short-term contract made it hard to settle, a long-distance relationship with poor telecoms was always going to be difficult and the rainy season, which I experienced in full, (and when most expats go home for summer holidays) is depressing. Waiting to go through customs at the airport it struck me that I would have done whatever it took to be allowed go home.