|Airline View-Winter in Addis|
|Getish and Lily- Love u!|
|Click, click, just got a shot of our employee|
bus on the highway for one of our business
-Rainy season !
I love Addis, have good friends, love meditating in our Penthouse at the BET and spending time talking with Mom,we spontaneously go to lunch, out for coffee or gym, or visit family friends, or I will be browsing the net or snuggle with a book.
|Famous Bole Avenue|
I also like going to the art shows and house gatherings. Night is not my favorite, unless I must make an appearance somewhere. I want to go home after 6 pm I have no idea why. Not the nite owl I used to be, also the roads are also under construction and is not so comfortable to move around, although safe. Although the famous Bole Road coming off the airport somehow has been enlarged so much seem like Fifth Ave NY.
|AU Visit w/ Amb|
One of my trips I got to visit the AU and so got to see the new building and wow was it fabulous. I gave two thumbs up for our late PM Meles Zenawi. This was a historic land mark and a very impressive one.
|FM Visit w/ Amb|
|FM Visit w/ Amb|
And of course I like to keep in touch with my government for good governance;)
Then bk to Nairobi, my second home, where I spend much of my time working and entertaining visiting friends.
I am a member at an excellent health Club that comes with Personal Trainers and many classes, where I continue to keep fit and maintain a life style.
I then did a stint in the neighboring countries like Rwanda for some meetings, a Heads of State meeting, pretty chaotic, stayed in same hotel like many of them - Serena Hotel, I would not stay in any lesser one Watching the national security drama, I swore I will never come to a Head of State meeting again unless I am one;). The ADD is I suffered I tell you not was painful. You can read our PR here. After few more round-trips to Addis for business, then Zurich Switzerland and back to Cali.
|This whole 2 flrs went down|
|Having fun@ WestGate Mall|
2 weeks prior tragedy
|Daily breakfast with Mom w/ skyview of city|
from our penthouse - Treasured moments
I flew to Addis to find my refuge where of course the country is known for its highest security in such regards and safety. I took calm with my Mom and family there and mourned the people of Kenya.
Of course spending time with my Sister's kids who visit on weekends and her children is therapeutic. Her kids are to die for beautiful, so I love messing around with them.
On the good side of course, Karen where I stay is supposedly the safest neighborhood.
|Mo keeps my Modeling Pics;)|
|Salmon at Hemmingways|
|The Wine Collection|
|Private Cigar dining|
Hemmingway loved me as much as I loved it. I spent a lot of time when I was in town and bring in guests a well.
|View from Top Bar|
As a new restaurant, I always gave my candid feedback to the Chef and the waiters or to the hotel on how things can be improved and I note it was well received, and I find that everyone gets accustomed to my expectations and we became good friends with the staff, who they will always welcome me by my first name and a treatment of a Princess is rendered to me. People I take there often get delightfully excited to be in my company, but I can say that everywhere in Karen BTW. Now you know what I call Karen home!
It is home away from home, I love spending time in Karen in Kenya and I love calling it a second home. Look at the adventured even as I drive home, where do u see beautiful white ducks simply running your way on the street.
I had to be here in Cali for xmas for sure, so I am writing my blog. It is where I feel happiness during this time of year, of course in Walnut Creek, the most charming town I have ever lived in, globally I must say.
I did a stint to Buenos Aires, Argentina for 10 days before coming home for xmas and I will cover that trip in my next blog.
Pat and Kate, Barry's Sister and her hubby (pic left) were visiting SF after a great vacation in Mexico and hopping around the world, which they do all year round it seem, and came over to WC to see me and we had a blast!