Saturday, December 7, 2013

Day 2 - Germany to Sudan to Ethiopia

When you consider the views offered from the airplane, it is often what you see in various zooms of Google Earth. However, unlike Google Earth, which stitches images of earth together with a cloud-free view, the airplane views offer whatever is available out your window.

This morning (Sat. Dec 7) we arrived in Franfurt, Germany. The airport was rather maze-like, but we were blessed to have the smell of European pastries and excellent coffee to taste.

Our plane in Franfurt.

Our flight took us over the Alps and we had such beautiful vistas with snow capped mountains and once over the Mediterranean, we had amazing views of the Nile river from Egypt to the captial of Sudan, Khartoum. This was the second time I had the opportunity to land in Sudan and I stepped out on the loading platform to smell the warm desert air and get a quick snapshot.

  Khartoum Air Port.

We arrived in Addis Ababa at 8:30PM, Ethiopia time (8 hours different than Michigan). Tomorrow should be an uneventful day of preparation for the GIS summit on establishing an Ethiopian National Spatial Data Infrastructure and going to church and taking some pictures of buses for a dear geography friend, Mike - who loves buses!

Blessings to you.

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