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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 I come back at the end of August due to the new urban development plan in the city. 956 more words

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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 many small farmers, and it is one of the most important beverages. 858 more words

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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 vicinity of Addis hardly takes any notice. 699 more words

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A special visitor

I have been so busy in the past few weeks that I somehow neglected this blog, so I’ll try to catch up on it. A month ago, I had the visit of a very special visitor, a VIP as far as I am concerned: my own mother! 555 more words

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