Day trips from Addis Ababa to Entoto (Claire A Davies)

Day trips from Addis Ababa to Entoto (Claire A Davies)

Claire A Davies Twitter : @dispatchesfrom1 December 18, 2019 Ethiopia’s capital coffers plenty of entertainment but a day trip out of the city is an easy way to appreciate the diversity of the country’s terrain. Most hotels can make the arrangements for a car and driver(it is virtually impossible to hire a vehicle for self-drive).  […]

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 […]