Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

About Salambo in Addis

 

I wrote this blog between 2011 and 2015 when living in Addis Ababa with my family. It was the first time I lived on the African continent, the city and the country were very new to me, I wanted to write about the experience. Eager to discover its rich culture and heritage, we travelled extensively throughout the country and met many people, both Ethiopian and foreign.  Each experience and trip as they unfolded were the subject of a blog entry. It was my way of recording the lived moment and the time. Because of my expat condition, I wasn’t able to work formally, especially not as a journalist, my former profession, so I wrote as an independent and anonymous witness. Since that time, Addis Ababa has been transfigured with the massive construction programme that started when we first moved there and which is still on-going. I thought I’d keep this blog online, even if not active, as a modest account of a certain period of time in Ethiopia. 

April 2020

 

 

 

 

 

12 comments on “About Salambo in Addis

  1. travelsaroundmykitchen
    September 12, 2011

    Hello! Super blog. Je reviendrai!
    Biz Diane

    • Salambo
      September 13, 2011

      Thank you Travel around my kitchen!! I need new recipes for Ethiopia, I’m lost when it comes to cooking here…will soon write about eating in Addis, so you’ll know what kind of produce we find here :))

  2. Bob
    January 13, 2013

    Your views can be sometimes taken as Marie-Antoinette-esk but are still intersting.

    • Salambo
      January 14, 2013

      OMG, not Marie-Antoinette!! That resonates for the French person I am!! Anyway, I can’t hide the fact that I am living in privileged conditions here (it wouldn’t be honest), but I hope I can still keep enough distance to observe life. Thanks for your comment and thanks for reading what I write…:)

  3. oeildecat
    January 15, 2013

    Magnifique blog!

  4. Bou
    November 6, 2013

    Hi Dom

    It’s great for a homebody like me to feel like I’m sharing the experiences of living somewhere outside Europe… nel bene e nel male. I bet your time in Addis will be one of those life experiences that you will look back upon with great affection and nostalgia.

    When are you coming through Rome again, I’d love to see you!

    Bou x

    • Salambo
      November 6, 2013

      Hi Bou…I understand now that we didn’t go for the easiest of place!!! See you soon in Roma 🙂

  5. attachment disorder
    September 13, 2014

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here
    and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Great work!

    • Salambo
      September 14, 2014

      Thank you! It’s a WordPress theme…i was actually thinking of changing it because of the navigation, hard to find older pieces, no?

  6. Marie
    November 20, 2014

    First of all: Thank you! You write so beautifully about Ethiopia (my birth country), I am happy I found this page. Do you have Instagram too?

    • Salambo
      November 24, 2014

      Thank you Marie! I have instagram on a personal account so i don’t use it for Salambo, maybe i should? Thanks for the suggestion, you’re giving me an idea:)

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