Merkato, Addis Ababa, December 7, 2015
Supper last night was at WOW Burger, Ethiopia's answer to McDonalds who better hope WOW doesn't make it across the pond-
It was excellent and yes that is a fried egg and no I certainly didn't eat it all. I gave half to a street person on my way home.
This morning, I took a public mini van for 10 cents to the Merkato which is an absolute maze of activity-
Everything imaginable is available, including party supplies-
but Christmas items won't be available until next week. Orthodox Christians celebrate January 7.
What's so surprising is that there will be 20 stores selling the exact same thing bunched together. I don't know how anyone can make any money. How do you choose which booth you want to buy from?
Others, like these women selling garlic-
Anthing can be had here-
How's this for a load-
Imagine trying to manoeuvre these crowded alleys with a sack full of cabbage on your back!
Or 2 sacks-
Lunch was a beer and beef, onion, olive, pepper and cheese pizza for $8.36-
Not bad considering it will feed me for 2 meals. I stopped to ask a couple of locals for a particular restaurant. They asked me what I wanted to eat and after I told them, they led me in a totally different direction to a great pizzeria. Then, they turned and went back the way we had come. People can be so helpful!