That was pretty wild! Says, Bradey. Just an fyi, Mrs. Hickling is headed to Toronto for Union stuff so we won't be on till Monday.
Seems 'cat has our tongues' today....no questions....ohhhh wait a minute.....
1. How long are you there for?
2. Did you try the dancing? looks like a ton of energy!
3. How is it sleeping with Mosquito nets?
4. What is the health care system like there?
1. We are in Ethiopia until April 18th--never in one place more than two nights
2. I would have tried the dancing if I had the chance...maybe not Mr. Homewood. I tried to do that neck thing after the show and my kids said it didn't look anything like it. The dancers are amazing. They can control every little part of their body.
3. It is really stifling sleeping under a mosquito net. You would think it would be cool because it is a net, but the little holes have to be so small, so the mosquitoes don't get through, that it feels like a big blanket tent.
4. This is what our guide said about the health care system:
Health care is subsidized by the government but if you want tests or treatment you have to pay some money at the government health centres. If it is something serious you need to go to a larger city like Addis. They also have private hospitals which are really expensive but good.
One of the biggest differences in their health care is that the majority of Ethiopians will try traditional or herbal medicine first. They will see a healer who has been taught the traditional ways from his father and who will pass those treatments on to his son. The healer is also considered to have the spiritual gift of healing.
I hope Ms. Hickling had fun at her Union thing. Hope she said hi to Mr. Greenwood and Mr. Denys for me.
Mr. & Mrs. H
Sharing the Blessing of Travel
Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Simien Mts. Ethiopia