Then we take Berlin

We began the holiday season this year with a visit from Alice, our older daughter who lives in our house in Oregon. Alice was more than ready to come see us after the ancient oil-burning basement furnace gave up the ghost just in time for the polar vortex of 2013. Alice farmed out the dog, arranged a schedule of daily human visitors for the cats, drained the pipes, and took off for sunny Africa.

Alice arrived while I was still in Hong Kong, but her dad and sister kept her well entertained while I was away. We had a few days in Addis all together before heading out to meet up with the rest of the family in Berlin.

Why Berlin, you ask? Especially in the middle of winter?

Well, here are a few reasons:

1. Christmas markets. If I was missing holiday spirit in Addis Ababa, there is plenty here for everyone.

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2.  Museums and monuments

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3. Hearty food to keep you warm

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4. Family and friends

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5. They don’t have this back home in Addis

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But best of all…  we get to wear our silly hats!



About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Bangkok, Thailand.
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