Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

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 · 1 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

After Dashen restaurant, Fendika is to go…

There is no stopping to the plan of erasing old Addis to build a new city. After Dashen, one of the best Ethiopian restaurants and an institution in the city, … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fourth time back

For the fourth time now, I am back in Addis after a long summer break in Europe. This time, my first week here was quite eventful: it started with a … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

Dashen, a soon to be gone institution in Addis

Before I virtually close down for the summer, I have to write about Dashen restaurant, one of the best traditional Ethiopian in Addis, as it may not be there when … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

On the coffee trail

The longer I live in Ethiopia, the more I realise that coffee is the heart beat of the country. It is a major export crop, it is a livehood for … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

When King Lalibela went South

Ethiopia has such a rich cultural heritage with sites such as the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela or the walled city of Harar, that the church of Adadi Mariam in the … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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