The Unique Benefits of Eating injera(Claire A Davies)

The Unique Benefits of Eating injera(Claire A Davies)

Claire A Davies borkenaDecember 09, 2019 The staple bread injera is at the very heart of Ethiopian culture. It’s a bread like no other, more of a pancake, the size and shape of a small bicycle wheel.  Usually served flat on a round plate with sauces on top, it can also be folded into triangles for […]

How to spend a week in Addis Ababa (Claire A Davies)

How to spend a week in Addis Ababa (Claire A Davies)

Claire A Davies borkenaDecember 03, 2019 Addis Abeba is a city of contradictions.  The construction boom has bought luxury hotels but some of the atmospheric villas left after the Italian occupation are being razed in the name of progress.  In many ways, there’s an urgency to visit now, when you can take advantage of the […]

Gondar: Ethiopia’s Castles in the Highlands

Gondar: Ethiopia’s Castles in the Highlands

Claire A DaviesFollow the writer on twitter : @dispatchesfrom1 borkenaNovember 26, 2019 First impressions of Gondar give a sentinel moment: a vision of a town poured into the bowl of a valley crowned by the ridges and escarpments of the Simien Mountains.   It was easy to see why Emperor Fasilidas had decided to settle […]

Rock Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia’s Jerusalem

Rock Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia’s Jerusalem

Claire A Davies@dispatchesfrom1 November 18, 2019 On first impression Lalibela seems an unlikely place for the place Ethiopian’s call the Eighth Wonder of the world.  The road from the airport snakes through a patchwork of yellow and brown fields crisscrossed by dry rivulets, sandwiched between the huge escarpments of the Lasta Mountains.  This is the […]

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