The end of toilets as we know them

Addis Ababa isn’t like any other city I’ve seen. There’s no public transport into town, just a swarm of taxi drivers who all want to negotiate a 3-hour tour of

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From Ethiopia with love.

Dear Everyone! Firstly thank you very much for all the great emails you’ve sent us. We are sorry that we cant always reply to you all, the internet is unbelievably

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Addis in the Aftermath

We arrived to a dead calm in Addis – 45 dead to be exact. The previous week’s protests against election irregularities and the anti-democratic tendencies of the reelected government had

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The Wall

These are the first days of December in Addis Ababa. Within the gated community of the Hilton, one will find people in the basic pursuit of making a living. Work

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Praise the Lorry!

Our second time in Addis Ababa, we met a German aid worker and stayed at his apartment inside the guarded USAID compound. Henning showed us the city as he knew

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Ethiopia, Briefly…

December 1: After departing Accra (and via two layovers in Lome, Togo and Abuja, Nigeria) Patrick and I made the most of our short time in the Ethiopian capitol of

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Avoiding Aliens

Moving to Ethiopia has obviously been a good way of fooling the Aliens that usually live in my bank account. (This may not make sense to some people reading this

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The wonderful Web Valley

Liza (another VSO) and her partner, Rupert, came up to Robe on holiday. Hooray! More visitors with a vehicle! They very kindly took me out with them for a couple

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Timkat

I knew that yesterday was a public holiday for Timkat (Epiphany) but I didn’t know what it entailed as nobody told me. Although to be fair, I didn’t make a

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Undiscovered and unspoiled Shashemene

After one full day in bed (stomach yuks) and another researching bus routes at the autobustera in Mercato, I’ve decided there are NO sights like in the book. Just more

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