Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

Dashen Demolished

It happened. After months of uncertainty, the decision fell for Dashen restaurant to close down. The whole process didn’t take long, we had a goodbye lunch on a Sunday some … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Helicopter in Gheralta

A new form of tourism is all of a sudden developing in Ethiopia: the helicopter ride. Last month, I went back to the Gheralta lodge, one of my favourite retreats … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

New lodge in Bale Mountains opens up area to more visitors

The Bale Mountains National Park is famous in Ethiopia for its unique biodiversity, being the only remaining afroalpine environment in the whole of Africa and the home of the rare … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Northern Light in Addis

What a great opportunity to have Olafur Eliasson’s work exhibited in Addis for the first time ever! The Danish artist Eliasson needs no introduction, he is a very established international … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Armenians of Addis

People who have lived in Addis for a while know that the Armenians have a strong presence in the city, even if today very few of them remain in Ethiopia. The … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

A city without parks

Addis used to be a green city full of lush gardens and flowers, with tall palm trees, thriving avocado trees, forever-purple jacaranda trees, deep red and fuchsia bongainvilles, aloe vera … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lunch at Taitu hotel

Finally some good news, the Taitu hotel is not as damaged by the fire as we previously thought. I went back there for lunch today, the restaurant, practically untouched, has … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Timkat or the Ethiopian celebration of Epiphany

Addis is still wearing its festive colours after the Timkat celebrations which took place on Monday. All the streets of the capital were decorated with yellow, red and green (the … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

London, Paris, New-York…..Addis Ababa Fashion Show

I attended for the first time the annual African Mosaique fashion show organised on Thursday night at the Sheraton hotel and featuring Ethiopian designers as well as guest designers from … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

First Boutique hotel in Ethiopia

To celebrate Genna, or the Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas on 7th January, we went to a new boutique hotel, the first one of its kind, which just opened in Adama (Nazret), … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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