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February 22, 1993 | LEWIS BEALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Teigistu Lemma began driving a cab in this city of sweltering summers, he would occasionally complain to his passengers about the heat and humidity. "But you're from Africa," they would respond incredulously. "How can you find it hot here?" Lemma would laugh. His customers did not know that Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital city he called home, is situated 8,000 feet above sea level, in a country of mountainous terrain and temperate climate.
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February 22, 1993 | LEWIS BEALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Teigistu Lemma began driving a cab in this city of sweltering summers, he would occasionally complain to his passengers about the heat and humidity. "But you're from Africa," they would respond incredulously. "How can you find it hot here?" Lemma would laugh. His customers did not know that Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital city he called home, is situated 8,000 feet above sea level, in a country of mountainous terrain and temperate climate.
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