Over the course of my time in Ethiopia, I have picked up and carried with me on my journey many things. Some of those items have really helped me to live here. This is a list of some of those things:
- Overspex sunglasses
For me, as a glasses wearer constantly, these were ideal for using in the bright sunshine that we have here in Ethiopia. Having a pair of sunglasses I can wear and STILL be able to see to drive, priceless!
- Jandals (flipflops, thongs, slippers)
It can be hot here. It can also be wet (and still fairly warm). So a trusty pair of jandals are the best, as you wear them often! They dry faster than regular shoes in the wet, and also keep your feet cool in the hot!
- Marmite (NZ variety!)
This one is just a taste of home, and so is a must to have when being away from New Zealand for long periods of time!
Far better than the UK variety… though Vegemite will do when there are no other options 😉
- Hotwater bottle
This is the latest addition to my favourites list! I recently visited New Zealand for Christmas, and even though I have been back in New Zealand since I moved here to Ethiopia, I kept telling myself that, no, I did not need a hotwater bottle in Ethiopia. Well, I have finally given in, and now I have my very own one! It makes getting to sleep so much easier, especially as I have acclimatised to the Ethiopian climate now.
So these are just a few of my favourite things that keep me sane in Ethiopia. Sometimes it really is just the little things that matter!