Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

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

loss of Taitu hotel, loss of a great heritage for Ethiopia

I was very sad this morning to see Hotel Taitu burnt down after the damaging fire which partly destroyed it on Sunday. I am not the only one; many people … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Broken arm

Last week, my nine year old son broke his arm. In many parts of the World, it is not a big deal as the medical set up is there to … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The struggle of renovating a public paediatric hospital

Medical care is a serious problem in Ethiopia, with few facilities available and a shortage of highly professional staff. Foreigners living in Addis are evacuated through a procedure called Medvac … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

New road eating into gardens

I went to a friend’s house the other morning for a yoga session we have set up in our area. Yoga classes and qualified teachers are hard to find in … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Express Way

Nowhere else, a new road would draw so much attention but in Ethiopia. The new highway which just opened a couple of weeks ago is getting us all excited and … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The tragedy of refugees

Ethiopia is currently having to deal with a huge number of refugees, estimated at around 650,000 people coming across the border from Somalia, Eritrea and of course South Sudan. With … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

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