Category Archive for: Bike Gang

Fasting 101: Intro

by Troy C. Thomas

Monday September 28, 2015 4:45 pm   Today was the first of three mandatory ones. For the past three weeks I have challenged myself to be more disciplined. And being more disciplined consisted of watching what I consumed. I’ll be honest, I have a love-love relationship with food. For as long as I can remember,…



The Beginning 

by Troy C. Thomas

Hello world, My recent travel to continent of Afrika was life changing. This has been a long time coming for me. My original interest in Ethiopia was sparked by a documentary produced and hosted by Ashwra Kwesi, a scholar in Afrikan history and culture. The documentary presented the historical value of two of Afrika’s gems…



Bittersweet: My Last Day

by Troy C. Thomas

July 26, 2015 Today we didn’t even get into to the house until well after 5am. We lived last night. That’s the simplest way of describing it. We closed out the end of my trip on a bang bang bang. Smiles, jokes, dancing, drinks and sharing that moment with good people. I woke up in…



The Day Before I Leave

by Troy C. Thomas

July 25, 2015 In shocking news, Uncle BF offered to take us shopping. We went back to the traditional Ethiopian garment area down the hill from Entoto. I added up how many people I needed gifts for. So I already knew how much o would approximately spend. I actually had to buy a ton of…



Back To The Future

by Troy C. Thomas

July 24, 2015 This is my third to last day in Addis. It sounds crazy phrasing it like that. But this is pretty big. I am close to being back home, but at the same time I’ll be leaving a place that has become my home. I can honestly say that I’m torn. Going back…



Shaking Off The Shackles

by Troy C. Thomas

July 22, 2015   Been up for hours. As usual. Had some interesting dreams and fantasies pop into my head. But this time it felt like work, my imagination would take me for rides in the past. Now I have to direct the action per se.   The morning call to prayer from the local…



Royalty

by Troy C. Thomas

July 21, 2015   I woke up at 1am. I was not a happy camper. Last night, my right molar was giving me the blues. I have been eating so much beef since I’ve landed on this fertile soil. The last two days we have been eating tibs. So I flossed before I went to…



Back To Business

by Troy C. Thomas

July 20, 2015   What a day!! I’ve been up for twelve hours now. My sleep patterns are outrageous. I have literally woken up a minimum of two hours earlier than normal time of 6am, except one day. It’s taking a toll on my body and mind. But I’ll be fine. I hope.   I…



The Aftermath

by Troy C. Thomas

July 19, 2015   We returned home to the Lebu house at 5am. Last night we hit up four clubs and went to grab some pizza in the red light district of Addis. We were ripping and running around different streets in search of something to eat. There were so many bars on each block…