Have you seen the cartoons where someone walks right through a wall and then the next person tries and experiences a classic fail. That is what it felt like at the Addis Mercato today. I kept bouncing off a wall of smells, sounds, and colours without quite discovering what makes this humongous local market work.
There were people walking around dangling bundles of live chickens, donkeys running down the street on their own that looked live they had just accomplished a grand escape, and huge bundles tied to everything and almost anyone for transportation. We didn't manage to buy anything (except water), but no regrets as it was a really quite something to experience. Maybe we will try again tomorrow.
You Are Always In My Prayers. Love Mom.