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I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yebsabi Guest House review

Lisa and Steve recently stayed at the Yebsabi Guest House when they were there to adopt their new daughter, and I have asked her to write a review of her experience there. Thanks Lisa! Here is what she says:

The Yebsabi Guest House was a welcome reprieve in the busy city. It was
clean, quiet (except for a few barking dogs and a Friday night party in the
streets) and the service was outstanding.  They have a full-time chef who
prepares a complimentary breakfast daily. Our favorite was a "pita pancake",
but he would also make omelets or eggs by request.  If he was informed by
4pm, he would make dinner. We did this several times because it was good,
safe and easy.  Our favorites: 1. Yebsabi pizza and 2. chicken and rice with
a yummy tomato sauce

We had a suite with a kitchen, which was so helpful for the times we cooked
for ourselves. I wish we would have brought more pasta and sauce and we
would have cooked even more ourselves. It was a comfort to have "safe" food
to eat. The best food choice I took was a large bag of mixed fruit and nuts
from Costco. That lasted all ten days for me (my husband wouldn't eat
"rabbit food", but I was satisfied).  We were very cautious about eating,
drank only bottled water and fortunately, did not get sick.

I pondered the contrast of our lodging with the surrounding buildings. I
looked out of our window daily at women who were hand washing their laundry
and preparing food in pots on the floor. One time a woman was snapping beans
then laying them on the concrete. Their concept of germs is quite
non-existent. Their immune systems must be amazing in that so many survive
so much unsanitary living.

I was so pleased that the owner accommodated all of these families who were
adopting.  After we received our children, it was busy and some of the
parents were not as sensitive to their behavior as I was. However, the owner
was gracious about it and it obviously does not keep her from welcoming
these small children into her business.

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