what are you reading? i just started to read cutting for stone by abraham verghese. it was recommended to me by many people...so even though i've just started, i recommend you go out and purchase it! it takes place i n addis ababa, ethiopia which stirs up the travel bug in me. (that always happens when i read stories from afar).
here are some photos i found by googling "ethiopia." they remind me of these cards i used to play with at my grandparent's cottage on the lake. i used to sort them and thought that the women were so pretty with their beads. but i thought their big earlobes and painted faces were just silly.