step brothers-don’t lose your dinosaur

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Double entendre message on train seating this summer. Next stop is the city of brotherly love. Independence day beckoning. (at Union Station, Washington D.C.)

Double entendre message on train seating this summer. Next stop is the city of brotherly love. Independence day beckoning. (at Union Station, Washington D.C.)

Drunk in Love - Vintage Big Band / Swing Beyonce Cover ft. Cristina Gatti

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A Conference Call in Real Life

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Flashback to #ARCH a few weeks ago in Addis. On the panel with author (most recently of the Dust, great book) Yvonne Owuor, Grammy award winning #Kora player and griot Mamadou Diabate, photographer & creative entrepreneur Aida Muluneh, Sheron Smith aka Umi from Umi Says by #MosDef and in this little video you catch #YasiinBey chipping in on the arts. #Addis #AfricanUnion #AfricaTravel #instapassport #TimeTravelTuesday #LatergramsRUs #LaterThanYourLatergram #Ethiopia

So how do I feel about being back in Addis right now? Well…#HelloMonday (at Ethiopian National Theatre)

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One of the best ways to see a new city is to see how people there enjoy themselves and what they treat themselves to. I always ask folks and people who live in a particular neighbourhood where they’d go for a nice night out or a for the most affordable bite. Always interesting answers. That and knowing what to order and when to order it. I record these journeys, dishes and experiences through foursquare mostly (joined in 2009 and mapped out Nairobi alongside some great early adopters then used it to great effect in Cape Town and Joburg during the World Cup). 

When I was back in Bonn a few weeks ago I was torn whether to try something new as I always do or go back for something familiar but still some of the best the city had to offer. I went back to #Frittebud a burger spot that’s very very easy to walk past and dismiss but they serve a burger to remember! I chose to meet a friend there. I had a different burger but boy was it everything you could ask. Think Diners, Drive-ins and Dives style almost. 

So to prepare I went for a long swim. Many many lengths and worked out. Getting there I was rained on by the less than predictable Bonn/Cologne springtime rain. 

Soaked I arrived there and my friend was running late. I endured the sizzle from the griddle, the smells from the skillet and the sauces, spices and slurps while waiting. When he got there it was time to dig in. I was not disappointed. 

#Bonn #Cologne #Dining #foursquare #instafoodie #beforeandafter #vsco #vscocam #photogrid #Germany

One of the best ways to see a new city is to see how people there enjoy themselves and what they treat themselves to. I always ask folks and people who live in a particular neighbourhood where they’d go for a nice night out or a for the most affordable bite. Always interesting answers. That and knowing what to order and when to order it. I record these journeys, dishes and experiences through foursquare mostly (joined in 2009 and mapped out Nairobi alongside some great early adopters then used it to great effect in Cape Town and Joburg during the World Cup).

When I was back in Bonn a few weeks ago I was torn whether to try something new as I always do or go back for something familiar but still some of the best the city had to offer. I went back to #Frittebud a burger spot that’s very very easy to walk past and dismiss but they serve a burger to remember! I chose to meet a friend there. I had a different burger but boy was it everything you could ask. Think Diners, Drive-ins and Dives style almost.

So to prepare I went for a long swim. Many many lengths and worked out. Getting there I was rained on by the less than predictable Bonn/Cologne springtime rain.

Soaked I arrived there and my friend was running late. I endured the sizzle from the griddle, the smells from the skillet and the sauces, spices and slurps while waiting. When he got there it was time to dig in. I was not disappointed.

#Bonn #Cologne #Dining #foursquare #instafoodie #beforeandafter #vsco #vscocam #photogrid #Germany

Three simultaneous discussions going on right now in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia 

The Youth Entrepreneurship Network of the African Union with 20 entrepreneurs from the continent is going on. Brainstorming and committing to what they will do. 

The Africa Youth Panel with 30 youth leaders is happening separately too with the aim of voting in new leadership for those that represent their respective government’s youth chapter/league/associations. 

I’m at neither of those sessions. but I pass through the sessions from time to time. 

I’m here for what’s being called the African Re-imagination Creative Hub. Looking at 2063 what will the future of culture, arts, media and expression. Not easy to look at and some tough tough questions being asked but it’s a blessing to (hopefully) shape what history will remember as a blueprint for the future. 

Also, it’s hard for Africans to meet Africans in Africa. At least when it’s funded from Africa. This time it is. 

#addisababa #Ethiopia #AfricanUnion #AfricaReimagined #ARCH #Addis #Igers_Addis #Afrofuturism (at African Union HQ)

Three simultaneous discussions going on right now in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia

The Youth Entrepreneurship Network of the African Union with 20 entrepreneurs from the continent is going on. Brainstorming and committing to what they will do.

The Africa Youth Panel with 30 youth leaders is happening separately too with the aim of voting in new leadership for those that represent their respective government’s youth chapter/league/associations.

I’m at neither of those sessions. but I pass through the sessions from time to time.

I’m here for what’s being called the African Re-imagination Creative Hub. Looking at 2063 what will the future of culture, arts, media and expression. Not easy to look at and some tough tough questions being asked but it’s a blessing to (hopefully) shape what history will remember as a blueprint for the future.

Also, it’s hard for Africans to meet Africans in Africa. At least when it’s funded from Africa. This time it is.

#addisababa #Ethiopia #AfricanUnion #AfricaReimagined #ARCH #Addis #Igers_Addis #Afrofuturism (at African Union HQ)