Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

On the coffee trail

The longer I live in Ethiopia, the more I realise that coffee is the heart beat of the country. It is a major export crop, it is a livehood for … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Tiya Stelae

The Tiya Stelae field, about 80 kilometres south of Addis on the Butajira road, is one of Ethiopia’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is made of some 41 engraved standing … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

When King Lalibela went South

Ethiopia has such a rich cultural heritage with sites such as the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela or the walled city of Harar, that the church of Adadi Mariam in the … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

A special visitor

I have been so busy in the past few weeks that I somehow neglected this blog, so I’ll try to catch up on it. A month ago, I had the … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fasika

Ethiopian Orthodox Easter which falls the same day as Western Easter this year, is one of the biggest celebrations in the festive calendar. All over the country, people are preparing … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Driving licence

This week I had to make time to renew my Ethiopian driving licence. Due to my dislike of long and cumbersome bureaucratic procedures, I kept postponing it until I had … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Members Only

I have seen for a few months now an increasing number of advertisements for family planning and contraception in the streets of Addis. Huge billboards for condoms, Intra Uterine Devices … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Funerals the Ethiopian way

In the last two weeks, my friend Manale has been mourning for the lost of her sister (biologically her cousin but she was a sister to her) who tragically succombed … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Destino Dance Company

I went to see a dance performance by a new dance company, Destino, at the Alliance Ethio-française a few days ago. The show was quite impressive particularly the choreography performed … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

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