Dispatches From Ethiopia: A First Encounter
I’m sitting in the lobby of the Jupiter Hotel in Addis Ababa, still within the first several hours of arriving in Ethiopia for the first time.
“Ethiopians are different from all other people. They have their own look that distinguishes them anywhere in the world that you may see them. They have an innate sense of their own proud heritage. While they are friendly and unaffected, they are regal in bearing. When I have seen them elsewhere in the world they shine brightly. They are radiant and golden. To be in the country of their origin and to be around so many Ethiopians is a rare pleasure.”