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December 18, 2007



What a classic Ugly American thing ...

Last year I was in Namibia (which, granted, *can* be really hot inland) and was saddened by the sight of many shivering dumb-dumbs who were wearing only linen safari jackets and sandals. In winter. On the coast. Where it is windy and cold, even though it is in Africa.


Spending a few minutes Goggling the climate for country of destination and an open mind would have saved these folks from shivering in Addis. As I have seen it repeatedly though, for most it is just easier to assume Africa is a “COUNTRY” with one climate and a bunch of starving people.

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