I have one last post about Ethiopia, although I still feel like there’s so much to share about this amazing country. Did you know that the Rastafarian Movement is based on the belief that one of the emperor’s of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ? Neither did I. I wish I’d known more about it before going to Ethiopia because I got a lot of curious stares due to my dreads while we were there, and it would have given me a better understanding of why. Not only did I get surreptitious glances, people often whispered behind me “psst…Rasta!” And if they spoke English, they would often ask me if I was Rastafarian. My favourite was the guy who called me “rasta sister” – it just rolls off the tongue! That got the guys jokingly calling me “Rasta Krista” throughout the trip. Despite it’s relation to Rastafarianism, we didn’t see any Ethiopians with dreads, perhaps making me stand out even more. We did see locals, and lots of tourists with dreads in Zanzibar. There too I often heard the “Rasta!” whispers.