My dream has finally come true. I’m in Africa! Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to be exact. Well, ok, the Addis Ababa part of it is far from a dream. To me the city seems like one big tragedy of humanity – a strange fuse of colonial and socialist architecture as well as tin-shacks that make up most of the small shops and all the slum dwellings. The city is overwhelming in many different ways – beggars, street hustlers, noise, pollution – a little of everything. Nevertheless, this is Africa! I have wanted to come here since I was a child and now I’m here at last.