Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

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

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

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

Is coffee really from Ethiopia?

According to an Ethiopian legend, coffee was discovered by a little shepherd boy called Kaldi from the Kaffa region in the South-west. While he was sitting under a tree, minding … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

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