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The first stage of food production - ploughing. The Ox = Ethiopia tractor

Bananas growing wild near the village.

Local grocery shop.
Looks good, but most of the stock is lots of the same kind of item. Also, these items are the same as all the other shops in the village. On the shelves is soap, candles, toilet paper, biscuits, washing powder and exercise books – and that’s about it!

Clothes shop!
Well I know it's not food, but as I was doing shops... Football shirts from European teams are popular.

The Market
Twice weekly, the market sells a variety of fruit and veg, animals for meat, clothes and if you are lucky, eggs. (This is limited to bananas, potatoes, onions and carrots in the dry season, adding some citrus fruit, cabbage and tomatoes in the wet season.)

The Market

Street stalls in Addis Ababa selling corn on the cob and shoe shining.

A fishing basket (out of the water) The fish swim in but can't get back out.

My shop!
As there was no locally available ferengi (foreign) food available and I didn’t fancy killing my own chickens, I went for the “bring loads of stuff from the nearest town 6 hours away by car” method!)

Injera and doro wat.
Injera is the national food. It’s a pancake made from tef grains soured over two days. Doro wat is spicy and full of onions and a bit of chicken. Often served with an egg.

College toilet
After you’ve finished the doro wat, you may need a visit here. Many people can’t afford toilet paper so use the notes they’ve been making in class. Notice how the splashed urine has corroded the metal walls.

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