How to spend 24 hours in Bahir Dar – Ethiopia

It has been said that Bahir Dar is the Ethiopian Riviera. Having been here myself, I would say this term is a bit of a stretch however, the city itself is beautiful and the lake makes a beautiful centre-piece and…

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How to spend 24 hours in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Ethiopian City of Addis Ababa was almost exactly what I expected — noisy, sprawling and awash with poorly constructed scaffolding and high rises merging with slums. What else can be expected from this capital city with a population of…

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Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony – Teaching Starbucks how to make a real cup of coffee!

Ethiopia’s coffee ceremony is an integral part of their cultural and social routine. So entrenched is coffee in Ethiopian daily life that the phrase ‘Buna dabo naw‘, has been coined which translates as ‘Coffee is our bread!’   Coffee holds…

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Isalo National Park – Madagascar

Isalo National Park was one of my favourite places we visited in Madagascar, and also very different to what I expected prior to touching down on Madagascan soil. So what did I expect? It’s funny how the mind creates an…

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