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Salambo discovering Ethiopia

Helicopter in Gheralta

A new form of tourism is all of a sudden developing in Ethiopia: the helicopter ride. Last month, I went back to the Gheralta lodge, one of my favourite retreats … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

New lodge in Bale Mountains opens up area to more visitors

The Bale Mountains National Park is famous in Ethiopia for its unique biodiversity, being the only remaining afroalpine environment in the whole of Africa and the home of the rare … Continue reading

March 11, 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

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 · 4 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

Tiya Stelae

The Tiya Stelae field, about 80 kilometres south of Addis on the Butajira road, is one of Ethiopia’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is made of some 41 engraved standing … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Ethiopia’s neighbour Uganda

I am just back from another work assignment, in Uganda this time.  It sounds like I am travelling to many exotic places, but for the readers who haven’t followed, I … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The magic of Ilha de Mozambique

After a few days wandering around Maputo (and visiting Ministries as part of my work assignement there), I flew to Nampula, the main city in the north of the country … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

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