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

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

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