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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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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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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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Addis Ababa: Way Upon The Entoto Hills

The Entoto Hills are not only an oasis in the midst of hectic city or the summit that provides an incredible panoramic view of Addis Ababa below…rather it is one of the historical sites of Addis Ababa. Entoto Hills hosts … Continue reading

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Leddet: Ethiopian Christmas Celebration

The celebration of Ethiopian Christmas (Leddet or Genna in Amharic) is venerated by several activities such as horse racing, Yegena Chewata (a kind of hockey), Gugs (a kind of polo) and attending mesmerizing church service that goes on throughout the … Continue reading

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Shimbra Eshet: Addis Ababa Relishing Fresh Green Chickpeas

Once or twice a year, Addis Ababa enjoys Shimbra Eshet – freshly picked green chickpeas, picked in their infancy, while they are still green, and coated in fury pale green pod. At this time of year, fresh green Chickpeas come … Continue reading

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Yeshekla Tibs: Ethiopian Staple and Speciality

When it comes to food travel and exploring Ethiopian exotic and diverse cuisine, there is nothing more exhilarating than paying a visit to the local joints where the locals eat and hangout in order to experience the authentic local dish … Continue reading

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The Simple Splendour Of Muger River Gorge

Today’s virtual journey is taking the world to the marvelous but the unsung Muger river gorge. It is one of Ethiopia’s focal topographical landmarks, flanked by Addis Ababa and the Blue Nile waterfalls. Simply Muger river gorge is the hors d’oeuvre for … Continue reading

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Hyena Feeding: The Eastern Ethiopia Escapade

Talking about adventure, I want to begin with a reflective saying by Shana Alexander regarding holidays, travels and vacations “It is not really rest or even leisure we chase. We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves … Continue reading

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