Category Archive for: Bike Gang

Tigist

by Troy C. Thomas

July 18, 2015   The word of the day is tigist. That means patience in Amharic.   I took a walk with Uncle BF this AM. It ended being a walk at a rapid pace to Kaldis. We spoke on different topics to and fro our destination. What I didn’t know was that he was…



Kids + Reality Check

by Troy C. Thomas

July 17, 2015   Been up for hours. I haven’t slept good since the first two nights in Addis. I must still be on Los Angeles time. It’s quite annoying being completely up like two hours before my normal time of 6am. It’s very draining. I’m sitting here listening to the neighborhood mosque cant their…



The Chill

by Troy C. Thomas

Today we took a different route to Omna that was very eye opening. First of all the restaurant isn’t that far from Uncle BF’s house in Lebu. It honestly reminded me of the high rise projects in New York or Chicago. Numerous very tall and wide buildings. People everywhere. Lots of  storefronts and tent shops. Then we…



Let There Be Light

by Troy C. Thomas

July 15, 2015   Ethiopia has some serious mosquitos. I’m going to write a song called “The Bimbis Are Trying To Get Me”. Bimbi is the Amharic word for mosquito. These little creatures are determined and unrelenting. I woke up in the middle of the night due to going to bed too early and the…



Family + Food

by Troy C. Thomas

Day 2 and it still feels so unreal. I couldn’t have picked a better time to travel to Afrika and a better family to teach me. I’m keeping my eyes open to try and catch every detail of life here. I listen hard to try to take in every bit of a conversation or sound.…



I’m Home

by Troy C. Thomas

July 13,2015   This morning I arrived in Dublin, Ireland. Sounds really cool, but I had no time to witness or embrace the land of the Irish. We only had 1 hour layover for refueling and boarding. During that process, I made a new friend. Sounds pretty shocking. Usually it takes time to build  something of…



The Time Has Come

by Troy C. Thomas

July 11, 2015 2:52 AM   I’m officially en route to Addis Ababa. My prayers, thoughts and words have finally manifested. Ethiopia is my reality.   The last two weeks have been so exciting. It was definitely a process. June 30th I had to hit up the Ethiopian Consulate to obtain my visa. I ended…



A Great Feeling

by Troy C. Thomas

June 23, 2015   Greetings,   I was suppose to journal yesterday. It was a very big step in the process of reaching Afrika and Ethiopia. I had been meaning to put my pen to paper, but i ended up just pushing it to the side. I am sitting in my backyard on a tree…



Just Checking In

by Troy C. Thomas

May 19, 2015    Today I finally did our crowd funding page. I been so wrapped up in daily life that i’ve neglected working ton tasks. And there were people waiting to donate via a site. We originally used a different crowd funding site, but it wasn’t  gonna work with our particular campaign. But it’s…



Time to Party 

by Troy C. Thomas

  April 4, 2015 8pm   I’m the first person to arrive at Arsenal. This isn’t anything new, I’m always early. I am taking this moment in to the fullest. Everything is setup. The band’s equipment is ready. The step & repeat is waiting on the beautiful people to grace it. This feels so right.Putting our…