So…I went to the Dominican Republic last week. It was great fun, but also a lesson in things we take for granted. Like a reliable power supply (so the traffic lights in the city don’t die, along with the rest of the power, for at least a few hours a day), hot water, running water, pavement, the ability to use your credit cards at will, I’m sure there are others. I think it’s pointless to visit a different country and not experience it as the people experience it (as much as possible); otherwise just go to Disney World…the plane tickets are cheaper. Also of note is the fact that I’m engaged now (woohoo!).
<p>We stopped at Meskerem (west 47th b/w 9th and 10th) on the way out of the country. We’ve been there a few times and for those of you in the city who are into Ethiopian food (or haven’t tried it) you might want to check it out. Awash (Amsterdam b/w 106th and 107th) is probably even better; but I’m not gonna complain, any Ethiopian food is good Ethiopian food.</p>