Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

Mental return to Maputo

I had no idea what to expect when going to Lourenço Marques, or modern-day Maputo. I knew it was the capital of Mozambique, a former Portuguese colony where Portuguese remained … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 9 Comments

A week in Rwanda

Since I took on the UN project I am currently working on, I started travelling in the East Africa region to document and compare development projects in agriculture. I spent … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Interlude in Zanzibar

We have all heard of Zanzibar, the Indian Ocean island off the coast of Tanzania, famous for its abundance of spices, beautifully preserved beaches, and history as a crossroad of … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

Light in the house

I am just back from a short trip to Bahar Dar, where I went to visit a land rehabilitation and conservation project in the Lake Tana watershed. I had been … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ethiopia in America

Back into my golden cage after a temporary escape to NYC. Hard to come back after two weeks of freedom. To my surprise, what I enjoyed the most there wasn’t … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Old and new Harar

I spent two days wandering around Harar, enjoying its bustling atmosphere and unique culture. I quickly realised  why I liked the city so much: I could walk around at leisure, … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Harar and Rimbaud

Before Dire Dawa and the train line were built, Harar was a major trading centre on the Eastern route between the Red Sea and the Abyssinian high-plateau. It was and … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

French legacy in Dire Dawa

There’s nothing like a trip outside the city to lift up one’s spirit again. This time, we went East to Dire Dawa and Harar, the famed walled city, home of … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

A trip to the Danakil (part V): on top of the volcano

All the clichés come to mind when standing on the edge of the crater on top of the Erta Ale volcano: being on top of the world, taking the trip … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

A trip to the Danakil (part IV): the antiquated salt extraction techniques

As the heat was quickly rising, we had to make a move to the salt extraction plains, another unexpected sight. It was already midday and the sun was getting very … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

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