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Lunch at Taitu hotel

Finally some good news, the Taitu hotel is not as damaged by the fire as we previously thought. I went back there for lunch today, the restaurant, practically untouched, has reopened; they continue to offer their daily vegan buffet, and above all, the beautiful wooden staircase has been preserved.  193 more words

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Timkat or the Ethiopian celebration of Epiphany

Addis is still wearing its festive colours after the Timkat celebrations which took place on Monday. All the streets of the capital were decorated with yellow, red and green (the Ethiopian colours) banners, flags and ribbons; people walked about in their traditional clothes, the women wearing the white embroidered Ethiopian dress with the… 355 more words

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London, Paris, New-York.....Addis Ababa Fashion Show

I attended for the first time the annual African Mosaique fashion show organised on Thursday night at the Sheraton hotel and featuring Ethiopian designers as well as guest designers from other African countries, this year being a Nigerian fashion designer based in NY. 551 more words

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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 in Addis, young and old, are mourning the loss of a great cultural institution in this city. 498 more words

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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 provide emergency treatment so parents wouldn’t think twice about it. 376 more words

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