So many of these places stir up good and hard memories, but I really try to focus on the good memories and view the hard experiences as precious life lessons. In Ethiopia, I lived in Addis Abeba, I spent al lot of time writing songs and briefly even had a band there and we would play at a local jazz club every week. I also got to spend time in some of the sacred places of like Lalibela. Because I grew up reading the bible, it was quite eye opening to me to see and learn about the bible from the Ethiopian perspective was incredibly enlightening! Also having grown up learning about Haile Selassie from the Rastafarian perspective and then to see it through the eyes of the ethiopian people was fascinating.