THIS POST WAS WRITTEN BY FREDERIK THOELEN In January 2015 I went on a trip to Ethiopia with some of my friends. The trip was dedicated to wildlife watching (Nechisar… continue reading Nech Sar National Park
Enkutatash – New Year in Ethiopia In the 21th century Ethiopia remains one of a few countries in the world, where its own (not Gregorian) calendar in used. This calendar… continue reading Happy New Year!
The only railway line ever built in Ethiopia was the one joining Addis Ababa and Djibouti, via Dire Dawa. The construction of a railway was suggested to Emperor Menelik II… continue reading Rail transport in Ethiopia
Debre Damo monastery is located on an isolated amba (a mountain with flat top) in northern Tigray. Debre Damo was built in the sixth century, with carved wood panels, painted ceilings… continue reading Debre Damo Monastery
Ethiopia is strange to an outsider in many different ways: our calendar has 13 months, and we celebrate New Year in September. Our Amharic alphabet had almost 300 letters, but… continue reading About Teff