Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

The mystic islands of Lake Tana

Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, is also an important centre for the Ethiopian Christian Orthodox,  going as far back as the 17th century when Abyssinia (Northern Ethiopia … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bahir Dar and the Blue Nile falls

Bahir Dar is a pleasant town on Lake Tana, the largest lake in northern Ethiopia. It is also the regional capital of the Amhara region, but it is most famous … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

The French in Ethiopia: story of the Addis-Djibouti train line

Ever since the French poet Arthur Rimbaud became a trader in the Eastern city of Harar, Ethiopia has captured the imagination of the French people as an exotic land boasting … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

The expats

As we’re getting close to the end of the school year, many expats are getting ready to leave Addis to move to new places. To get rid of unwanted stuff, … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

The artisan and designer market at Tropical Gardens

Just a word abour the Tropical Gardens bi-annual artisan and designers market in Addis, as this is such an event in the local calendar….Every year, in May and November, a … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Addis 6th International Film Festival

A great number of cities want to have their own film festival, and Addis is no exception. Addis International Film Festival tends to specialise mainly on documentaries from Africa and … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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