Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

Out the old, in the young and new…

There are many international and Ethiopian restaurants in Addis, but not all of them are as special as Sishu. Sishu is everybody’s favourite place in town, not so much for … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

A baboon in my bedroom

For the Epiphany long weekend break, we went to Awash National Park, about 220 kilometres east of Addis, on the road to Dire Dawa. Awash is one of the main … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Epiphany or Timkat

Tomorrow is Ethiopian Epiphany, known as Timkat. The city is getting ready for the celebration, one of the most important in the Ethiopian calendar. Everything stopped after lunch today, offices … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Discovering Ethiopian honey

I recently attended a presentation on Ethiopian honey organised by Slow Food, the global movement to protect local and traditional food, which was originally set up in Italy in the … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 9 Comments

Horse riding in the hills above Addis

Addis is quite an hectic and polluted city with its old diesel trucks and 1970s cars. Going through the week can be at times stressful and tiresome, with many hours … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Getting used to limited food supplies again

Like many foreigners here I came back from Europe with two suitcases full of food, items difficult to find here like chocolate, parmesan cheese, nutella, capers, balsamic vinegar and so … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Christmas in January

January is a festive month in Ethiopia, just like December traditionally is in Europe and other parts of the world. We arrived back in Addis on Christmas day, after a … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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