Back to the Present

Posted on Mar 27, 2016 | 0 comments

My adorable cottage at Baro Gambella Hotel

My adorable cottage at Baro Gambella Hotel

I want to share more of my trip to reacquaint myself with the world of Gambella. I’m doing this in a blog because it lets me go on a bit and put up lots of photos. I’ll add some other facets on Facebook, too.

 

My Hotel

 

Many bugs also enjoyed my cottage

Many bugs also enjoyed my cottage

 

 

 

 

 

I chose to stay at the best hotel Gambella had to offer. It  was a good choice because it allowed me to marshall my physical resources for thinking, planning interviews, taking notes, learning languages.

 

REI mosquito tent, more practical than hotel's ceiling swag

REI mosquito tent, more practical than hotel’s ceiling swag

 

I was told that my cottage had the only air conditioner in a hotel in the town at the time. However, the management was at pains to caution me that I should only run it at night, since it was old and must be treated gently, gently.  Understand that the temperature, in Gambella at the end of the dry season, was at least 110, and the room had no real cross-ventilation.

As much of the day as I could, (except about 12-3 pm; I’m not actually nuts!) I was out walking around looking at things and talking to people.

 

It had an indoor bathroom–a luxury, believe me.

 

The bathroom!

The bathroom!

 

 

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