Category Archives: Ethiopia

FIVE LOAVES: Having Breakfast In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

There are many restaurants and cafes established either by an expat to bring their home to another land or a native whom have been abroad for a while brings a foreign experience to their motherland. Positively all these contribute in … Continue reading

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PIASSA: Addis Ababa’s Mesmeric Old Town II

The first episode of this virtual tour of Addis Ababa’s Mesmeric Old Town – Piassa – as the locals would call it, brought to me a challenging but inspiring opportunity of actually escorting visitors of Ethiopia from Germany into my world. … Continue reading

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ETHIOPIA: Romancing HOME through TRAVEL!

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”  Anatole France Home Sweet Home… I live for moments like these!

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PIAZZA: Addis Ababa’s Mesmeric Old Town I

Piazza is the heart of Addis Ababa and the old neighborhood which still captures the spirit of the past that invites for exploration. This picturesque Old town’s name is a legacy of the Italian Occupation (1936 – 41 G.C.), thus … Continue reading

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ENKUTATASH: Ethiopia Welcoming Year 2007

The Amharic word Enkutatash means “gift of jewels” in which the Ethiopian New Year’s day eloquently named after besides the two Amharic words–Addis Amet which literally means New Year. Welcoming the New Year right after the rainy season ends when … Continue reading

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Addis Ababa’s Seasonal Street Delights

In counting the blessings of the old year before it officially departs and welcoming Ethiopian New Year (September 11, 2014) with new hope, I am inspired to honor Addis Ababa’s seasonal street delights–which as a local I enjoyed one after … Continue reading

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KOLO: The Cherished Ethiopian Snack

Ethiopia has an innate and fascinating history of grain based culinary tradition.  Accordingly many Ethiopian knows how to indulge their body and soul with different kinds of nutritious and healthy grains whether by making a national staple food out of … Continue reading

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